The forgotten Newcastle bar once loved by Dan Burn and football-mad family in pre match ritual

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Dan Burn and his family used to stop at The Archer in Newcastle before heading to St. James’ Park.

Newcastle United defender Dan Burn retold his pre-match traditions as a youngster, including his family's favourite watering hole that is no more.

The Blyth star took part in a quirky Sky Sports interview where he drove the TV channel from the Newcastle training ground to St. James' Park ahead of last night's Carabao Cup tie with Southampton.

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During their chat in the car, Burn mused about going to matches at St. James' Park as a youngster and electric nights under the lights.

He said: "Me and my brother used to split the games, the top six plus Sunderland. We'd go with my dad's friends. Gary - there'll be a video of him on the internet. I gave him a big hug after a game and everyone thought he was my dad.

"There would have been my uncle Paul and my uncle Ian. It was the nighttime games I used to love, you could hear the roar and I'd get to stay up late."

Burn added that before the games the family and friends would meet for a drink at a Jesmond pub known as The Archers.

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Many Geordies will remember the pub on Archbold Terrace, but any younger fans may never have heard of the venue as it has gone through a couple of new names since.

Dan Burn is a Geordie through-and-through (Image: Getty Images)Dan Burn is a Geordie through-and-through (Image: Getty Images)
Dan Burn is a Geordie through-and-through (Image: Getty Images) | AFP via Getty Images

Recently, the bar has operated under the name of Mr Lynch and now it's The Holy Hobo. The business now touts itself as "a Mecca of Good Vibes" that serves food and specialises in cocktails.

Some visitors have been for a trip to The Holy Hobo in recent years with memories of The Archer, just like Dan Burn.

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One TripAdvisor reviewer in 2019 wrote: "What a great place, I remember it when it was The Archer pub in the 80s but hey! The service is friendly and welcoming and the food is another level again. Great combos, sharing platters and salads not to mention the extensive cocktail list. Donation to Water Aid is a great touch too- go and try this place and soon."

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