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Pumpkins, pirates and Prosecco at Tyneside pub this Halloween


Oct 28, 2016

SPOOKY fun is heading to a leading Newcastle pub this weekend in a four-day Halloween celebration.

The Merchants Tavern at St Peter’s Wharf is set for four days of Halloween themed parties and events to mark the scariest night of the year.

And it will include the chance to enjoy some of the scariest horror films ever made, as well as a pumpkin carving competition for all the family.

This Friday and Saturday October 28 and 29, the pub will transform into The Shipwrecked Tavern for two nights.

Staff will don pirate costumes and customers are being encouraged to dress up, with prizes on offer for both the best and the worst dressed.

On Sunday 30, pumpkin carving will be on the menu with a competition for all of the family. Customers must take their own pumpkins but the pub will supply the carving kits. The competition will start at 5pm and finish at 8.30pm and the best pumpkin at the end will win a prize.

On Halloween night the pub will host its own horror movie night, showing some of the greatest Halloween horror classics. Customers can settle down and scare themselves with Night of the Living Dead, Bram Stoker’s Dracula and finally The Shining.

Owner Ursula Stewart says the whole team is looking forward to celebrating its first Halloween since opening late last year.

“We love a party here at The Merchants Tavern, and that’s why we’ve decided to dedicate the whole weekend to Halloween fun,” she said.  “This is our first Halloween here and we wanted to make sure it went off with a bang.

“The staff are as excited as we are, and will be dressing up as pirates to get everyone in the mood and we’re hoping to see lots of fancy dress at the bar on Friday and Saturday.

“We have something for everyone, even for children with our pumpkin carving competition on Sunday evening but it’ll be adults only on Monday night for our pick of the scariest films ever. We can’t wait to welcome visitors for what promises to be a weekend of spooky fun.”

The Friday and Saturday night fun will also include a drinks promotion which will include terrifying tipples like Bellini of Death, Trick or Treat shots and The Merchants Punch.

The Merchants Tavern is located at St Peter’s Wharf, Newcastle. For more information, call 0191 597 1212.

By Emily