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Book now: Salt Market Social

Tickets are now available for the first Salt Market Social on North Shields Fish Quay, bringing together the best of the region’s street food, craft beers and music from 14-16 August.

Written by High Life North
Published 28.07.2020

An industrial landmark on North Shields Fish Quay transformed into a street food and craft beer emporium will finally open its doors for the first time next month.

Salt Market Social is a new pop-up event, bringing together the best of the region’s street food stalls, craft beers and music all under one roof. The first ‘Social’ will run across three days from 14 to 16 August, and you can book now.

The Social will take place on the first floor of the former Cosalt Factory on Liddell Street which overlooks North Shields’ Fish Quay. The venue will stage other events in the future and be available for hire.

Local jobs are being created as the team is currently recruiting bar and waiting staff ahead of the first Social.

Well-known North East food pop-ups will be rotated so that there will be a different offering at each Social. At the launch weekend, you will be able to sample local Fish Quay stars Lobo Rojo who will be providing Mexican flare with their take on tacos, Tynemouth’s Pan Asia will be presenting a mix of the finest Asian cuisine, while regional guests include Med Head who will dish up their much-loved stone-baked pizzas and loaded fries along with Hatch 76 with their array of duck themed wraps. If sweetness is your weakness, then La Petit Creperie will be on hand to sort you out. All stalls will provide vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Continuing the focus on local, the team have stocked the bar with a range of craft beers from North East breweries including Wylam, Errant, Northern Alchemy and Allendale to name a few. Plus nearby neighbours, Flash House Brewing Co, will be providing house beers. There will also be a smattering of fine Cask Ales for those who still like to stick with tradition.

Tables will be placed 2m apart and available for a 90-minute time slot, with food and drinks ordered via table service. Despite having an official capacity of 450 when fully open, the venue can seat 200 people ensuring a safe space with plenty of room for people to enjoy the fully socially distanced environment.

Tables will be available on the day for people who walk up, but booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment. 

Book now. 

Anyone presenting their own current valid NHS Badge at the entrance or an RNLI Pager will receive 10% off their whole group’s booking.

Families, cyclists and dogs are all welcome too. The venue has full disabled access.

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