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22nd December 2021

The Exchange becomes Newcastle’s Must Find Speakeasy

The Exchange bar which can be discovered underneath Eldon Square (off Northumberland Street) in Newcastle has become a stunning speakeasy venue following an extensive £300,000 renovation.  The joint investment by pub owners Greene King Pub Partners and multiple operators Alan and Andrena Bowes of the Discovery Group has relaunched the city centre bar.

Inside you will find a variety of quirky features and lighting in every corner, new booth seating, refurbished toilets and decoration made up of prohibition style fittings.  Alongside the new look, a premium drinks and cocktail range is paired with a delicious easy dining food menu to suit all tastes and dietary requirements. Their Prohibition themed burgers and bayo’s buns are also winners on the menu.

Alan and Andrena who also operate eights sites in Scotland including the Barologist in Leith have taken the Exchange as their first site in England.  Alan who originates from the North East said, “We are really excited to have been able to open this great new bar in the city.  We wanted to create something unique and interesting that appealed to all ages, and I think we’ve done that with the Exchange”.

Sarah Barron, business development manager for Greene King Pub Partners said, “Alan and Andrena have a real understanding of what customers want and they can certainly deliver.  The Exchange is a fully inclusive city centre bar which will draw in a great crowd”.

Greene King Pub Partners operates over 1,000 pubs in England, Scotland and Wales.  It was awarded the Publican Awards Best Leased and Tenanted Pub Operator 2021, the fifth time of winning the accolade.  It works with independent operators and entrepreneurs from a wide range of diverse backgrounds to operate its pubs.


About Greene King Pub Partners:

About Greene King Pub Partners: Greene King is the UK’s largest pub company and brewer, with a history stretching back more than 200 years in its hometown of Bury St Edmunds in Suffolk. It currently employs around 40,000 people across its five divisions: Local Pubs; Destination Food Brands; Premium, Urban and Venture Brands; Pub Partners; and Brewing & Brands.

The Greene King Pub Partners division operates over 1000 leased, tenanted and franchise pubs across England, Scotland and Wales with independent business partners. In March 2021 it was recognised as the best leased and tenanted pub company at the Publican Awards, the 5th time Greene King Pub Partners has won the national industry award.

Press release from Greene King Pub Partners

Press Contact: Elaine Beckett, / 07802 782115