Many of the regulars at Gibside Pub know that for some time now we've welcomed many into the estate for a relaxing drink (or two) in a peaceful place.
One night, increased to two, and what used to be on only during the summer months, is now all year round. Gibside Pub is open every Friday and Saturday until 9pm.
During this time, we've been asked why access to the whole of Gibside is restricted.
So, we've made it happen for a limited time only. From Friday 5 May until Saturday 30 September, you can venture past Gibside Pub and Market Place, perhaps to enjoy a picnic on the Avenue or spend more time playing at Strawberry Castle Play Area.
The Pub is still free to all, with access into the wider estate remaining free for all National Trust members. Normal admission charges apply to non-members.
Stone-baked pizzas are still available to order and there will also be the usual special foodie and music nights too.
However, if you'd like to take this opportunity to pack up your favourite treats and dine al fresco elsewhere, that's fine too. All we ask is that any of the food you bring is consumed beyond the pub area.
And don't worry if you've forgotten anything for your evening. The shop will be open where there's plenty on offer for comfort (blankets, cushions and seats) or well-deserved sweet treats (ice-creams, drinks and desserts).
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