Newcastle United are one of my favorite Premier League clubs to visit, and the city that loves them one of my favorites in England. And now I sell two pretty cool hospitality packages up there: the Gallowgate Lounge and Barracks Hospitality.
Recently the Ryans from the US took the trip. It happens they were headed for nearby Durham around the first weekend of the Premier League season, and it also happens the Magpies were hosting Tottenham that weekend. So they went for it, buying one of the hospitality packages I offer for all Newcastle games: seats outside a suite in the Gallowgate End, a pregame meal, and a match program.
The Gallowgate Lounge at Newcastle United
I asked the Ryans how this package went for them, and the first summary was, “Front row seats. Private access to food, beverage, toilets. Very nice, accommodating people. Family had a blast.” Pretty much defines the hospitality package!
Where are the seats? Here is the seating chart for St. James Park showing the Gallowgate lounge in the corner (click the image to expand):
The view from that corner is the one at the top of this post.
I asked for some more details, and Mike said, “Food at the lounge was surprisingly good for a free buffet. Ham sandwich or fish cakes. Cash bar had good selection and excellent service. Lounge attendants were very pleasant and helpful with things like seating and programs. I used to work in sports and I’m a bit of a snob about those things. The Gallowgate Club at Newcastle gets a thumbs up.”
Here are photos from the Ryans. I really appreciate their sharing these.
The Barracks Hospitality at Newcastle United
This is the higher-end package, mainly because the seats are on the side rather than in the corner. Check the chart up above for the other red circle. Here’s the view from these seats:
The seats themselves are quite nice, as well:
The lounge looks like it doubles as a party rental; they have live music and an MC who does a little Q&A and game analysis with a former Newcastle player.