With a healthy student population, a forward-thinking council and more bars, pubs, venues, shops and restaurants than you can shake a stick at, Newcastle under Lyme is a bustling little town with plenty to offer. And it's just got better.
Why? Cue Rebel Rooms.
What are the Rebel Rooms, you say? Located in Newcastle's up and coming York Place, right next to The Place to Be, Rebel Rooms is a fresh innovation from Richard Buxton and Lee Barber.
A wonderful blend of café, bar, ethical grocery, social space and communal creative hub for arts, music and literature, Rebel Rooms is the perfect addition to the town's forward-thinking mindset.
Chatting to the Sentinel, co-founder Richard Buxton explained his optimism about SOT2021 and the role it might play in the development of local businesses:
“I have seen what has happened to Hull as the 2017 UK City of Culture so if Stoke-on-Trent gets it and Newcastle is part of it then the knock-on effect will be wonderful.
We would benefit because we are so close geographically. I have businesses in both areas so it would be great for me."
REBEL launched just over a year ago as a publication to highlight the best in local culture and due to its success, Rebel Rooms has been born.
So far it's off to a flying start with plenty of people enjoying all it has to offer and we can confirm the coffee, beer and food are amazing - so next time you're in town, be sure to check it out - you won't regret it.