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A new café has opened in Gateshead which is perfect for horror fans.

North East horror fans can rejoice as a brand new themed café has officially opened in the region.

The Rested Ghoul, on Wellington Street in Gateshead, is the North East's first horror themed café offering customers a chance to be surrounded by spooky memorabilia.

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Housed in an old railway arch, visitors are greeted by horror displays in the windows and Freddy Krueger holding a menu.

The Rested Ghoul is based in an old railway arch, on Wellington Street, in Gateshead. Photo: National World.The Rested Ghoul is based in an old railway arch, on Wellington Street, in Gateshead. Photo: National World.
The Rested Ghoul is based in an old railway arch, on Wellington Street, in Gateshead. Photo: National World. | National World

It is the brainchild of Helen Mclean and her husband, who set up the venue after wanting a change from their previous jobs.

The Rested Ghoul officially opened on Monday, January 22, with Helen revealing that the business' first week has been a huge success.

She said: "We were both just sick of our normal jobs and wanted something different, as well as something that we could do together.

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Visitors are greeted with spooky scenes in the venue's windows. Photo: National World.Visitors are greeted with spooky scenes in the venue's windows. Photo: National World.
Visitors are greeted with spooky scenes in the venue's windows. Photo: National World. | National World

"We are both really into our rock music and horror stuff so this is what we came up with.

"We've only been open just over a week but so far, everyone has been really positive and has said that it is a great place.

"From us, people can expect alternative music and different scenery as it's not like your average café or what you'd expect from a Costa or a Starbucks.

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"It has been a surprise to us at how busy we've been and the popularity on social media has been amazing."

For its first full weekend of opening, The Rested Ghoul played host to a number of cosplayers, which were very popular with visitors.

The Rested Ghoul is full of horror memorabilia, including Freddy Krueger holding a menu. Photo: National World.The Rested Ghoul is full of horror memorabilia, including Freddy Krueger holding a menu. Photo: National World.
The Rested Ghoul is full of horror memorabilia, including Freddy Krueger holding a menu. Photo: National World. | National World

Going forward, Helen has confirmed that this could be a regular thing, as well as hosting themed events such as a Valentine's Spooky Afternoon Tea for the upcoming Valentine's Day.

For further details on The Rested Ghoul, plus opening times, then visit: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100095646247101.

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