On Friday 6th September England are playing their final warm up game before departing for the Rugby World Cup in Japan. The match is being held at St James Park, Newcastle on Tyne(I believe that there are still some tickets left, some as cheap as £25!). Earlier this year myself, Linda and normanp met up for a mini-tipple around Newcastle before a Sale Sharks match and we are intending to repeat it before the England game. The intention is to meet up in the City Centre around lunchtime and then to tipple our way to the ground drawing on normans encyclopedic knowledge of Real Ale venues on this,his home territory.
The first Tipple on the Tyne was very enjoyable and I discovered a number of hidden gems and even a couple of micro breweries hidden under railway arches. This is an open invitation to any fellow Marrioteers who happen to be in Tyneside on the 6th to come and join in. You don't have to be English to join in, Italy supporters are welcome as are any lost Welsh, Scots or Irish rugby supporters who happen to be in the city to boo England! You are also welcome to join in if you just happen to be in town on business, however, please note that by about 3pm you will not be fit for work!
More details will be posted on here a little nearer the time and norman has indicated that he knows of a great Turkish Restaurant on route to the ground for dinner! Post if you are interested.