Train station bars aren’t generally the height of cool, but we’ll make an exception for the Centurion. Get on your geek chic, grab your train spotting guide and head for the snug in this wicked former 1st class passenger lounge which originally opened in 1893, it’s spot on if you’re waiting for your ride to roll into the station.
It’s a Grade 1 listed building and is worth a visit to check out the tiling alone which was all criminally painted over when the lounge became cells for the British Transport Police in the 60s. Lovingly restored in 2000, the tiling’s now said to be worth 3.8 million, so best not take your Sharpie. The main bar is pretty impressive and Gatsbyesque or the Snug is the room for those who are looking to chill. The furniture and style is old school, so come take a trip back in time.
Drink beer, wine, spirits and get a rum and coke (the rum comes from Alnwick just up the road), it’ll transport you straight to Jamaica (sure).