Northumberland pub running dreamy date nights with stargazing and tipple

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How do you fancy a night under the Northumberland stars cosied up with your loved one

A Northumberland pub is putting on dreamy date nights under the stars, complemented by some home-brewed tipple.

The Twice Brewed Inn in Hexham is making most of the final nights of summer to showcase what there is to offer above their premises... way, way above.

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Wil Cheung is the resident stargazer at the Inn and has been running sessions throughout the summer.

He said: “Summer is a great time to stargaze. There is so much to see, which is not visible during the winter months.

“Not only do you see the fabulous constellations such as Hercules and Cygnus but we are now approaching the best time of the year to observe the planets: Saturn, Jupiter and Mars.

Will Cheung is the resident astronomer at the InnWill Cheung is the resident astronomer at the Inn
Will Cheung is the resident astronomer at the Inn

“Saturn is often the number one object people want to see as the stunning rings dazzle observers, and the bright Moons of Jupiter line up alongside the Gas Giant.”

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The Twice Brewed offers a number of packages including Stargazing & Supper and Stargazing, Supper & Slumber - perfect for any star-crossed lovers looking to escape for a night.

It's not just a date night location though, with special events geared toward Family Astronomy and a Photography Package.

Experiences include access to a swanky telescope and come with a wet-weather backup plan.

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The pub has an idea vantage point

The Northumberland venue is well-removed from the city and benefits from minimal light pollution.

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What's more, stargazing in Northumberland International Dark Sky Park - where The Twice Brewed is located - recently topped the list in a study looking for the 40 UK Travel Experiences to try before you’re 40.

Wil added: “With the peak of the Perseids upon us, alongside the celestial objects, bits of comet dust burn up in our atmosphere resulting in shooting stars to make wishes upon. This year’s Perseids peak will see an average of around 25-30 meteors per hour.

“Here at The Twiced Brewed, we have a full schedule of events to enjoy the summer show. We’re so lucky to be able to explore the skies from such an amazing location, and the summer skies have been delighting our visitors."

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