How you can hire this whole pub for your next party

Carrington’s Criterion Hotel is now offering party people the chance to hire the whole venue for their next shindig.

The decision to offer exclusive hire came after numerous requests from people wanting to take over the whole pub for their events.

Now, with the venue closing the upstairs areas for renovations, the time was right to hand over the keys to people celebrating birthdays, engagements or just keen to get their mates together to pretend the own a pub for a few hours.

Each booking will see the whole pub (except upstairs) reserved exclusively for the duration of the event.

Owners of the hotel are more than happy to help event organisers too offering assistance with food & beverage packages, bar tabs and hints on how to hold a successful party at the pub.

“We know how to throw a good party at The Cri,” Co-owner Luciano Cruz said.

“It’s a great size to cater for events from 50-150 – and with perfect spaces for all occasions we’re pumped to be able to offer your friendly local for exclusive hire.”

You can find out more about hiring the Criterion Hotel by visiting And keep an eye out on Newcastle Live for info on some special live music events planned for the pub.