'A big loss' - NewcastleWorld readers react to the Tynemouth Surf Cafe closing with immediate effect

NewcastleWorld readers have reacted to the news that the Tynemouth Surf Cafe has been forced to close with immediate effect

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The independent bar, cafe, and music venue, which is based on Grand Parade in Tynemouth, has been a prominent place on the iconic North Tyneside coastline for many years.

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It has played host to many of the North East's up-and-coming artists in years gone by, including Geordie superstar Sam Fender.

The news of the closure has caused quite the reaction on social media, with some people sharing their memories of visiting Tynemouth Surf Cafe while others expressed their support to the venue's staff.

The Tynemouth Surf Cafe closed with immediate effect on Monday, December 18. Photo: Google Maps.The Tynemouth Surf Cafe closed with immediate effect on Monday, December 18. Photo: Google Maps.
The Tynemouth Surf Cafe closed with immediate effect on Monday, December 18. Photo: Google Maps.

This is what you had to say on the NewcastleWorld Facebook page:

Ian Howard: "I’d love it if you brought the Surf Cafe to Blyth Beach. A chilled cafe and music venue would be a great addition to the new development."

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Kris Cowley: "It was the first place I took my kids to show them how beautiful our new home was.

"Tynemouth is very special to me, that was a warm little place and I loved sitting by the sea, especially when they introduced the picnic tables."

Leandro Alvares Machado: "As a foreign visitor, I was at this venue three months ago and I can easily claim that it was one of the best coffees I ever had due to the vibe and atmosphere that the place transmits. It's a shame."

Jacquie Gardner: "So sad, this is a wonderful cafe with a great atmosphere."

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Robert Clarke: "My usual pit stop between the Queens and the Club when I’m out on my bike, gutted."

Claire Hakin: "A big loss for Tynemouth."

Gail Armstrong: "What a shame. Been there many times, especially buskers night when Sam Fender was practicing before he became famous.

"Truly a great vibe cafe and lovely people."

Steven Bloxham: "It’s a shame. I admit that I have only been a couple of times but was a unique little cafe, the sort of place I think should be supported by the public.

"I know from friends it will be a loss."

Jacqueline Cunningham: "So sad to see this closed through no fault of their own. It is a lovely place to eat with friendly and helpful staff. It will be missed."

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Susan Henderson: "It’s such an iconic landmark that brings a lot of visitors and gives the area character.

"It will be a huge loss to the area. Can’t the Council do something, for the good of tourism and the status of the place?

"We don’t need another 'could-be-anywhere' characterless chain."

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Gary Smith: "That's really sad, it's a focal and meeting place that brings life to the seafront. It will be missed."

Joanne Reed: "Gutted for you all, such a friendly, vibrant and lovingly different kind of venue. I hope someone steps in to help quickly."

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