When winter finally arrives there’s nothing I love more than catching up with friends over drinks, and the new winter roof terrace at The Botanist, in Newcastle, is the perfect place to do just that.
Among the Nordic-inspired setting you’ll find huts draped in fairy lights and baubles, ski posters and vintage-looking skis hanging on the walls, glistening trees and so much more – it’s the perfect winter retreat.
After my first visit I left feeling incredible festive, and how could I not?! Nestled in a cosy corner with hot mugs of mulled wine and warm mince pies, I chatted with friends about weddings, food and all things Christmas. Even the bitter cold air was welcoming as each hut is treated to woven blankets, which we soon wrapped around our legs.
Although it was cold and wet, I stayed for hours. The Botanist have created a beautiful winter wonderland and with quaint places to retreat under you almost forget you’re outside.
Whether you need a break from Christmas shopping, a catch up with friends, a place to entertain work colleagues or snuggle up with your favourite person, The Botanist’s winter roof terrace is the ideal place to hide away from all the hustle and bustle.
Since I live in Sunderland, for me, The Botanist is a destination venue. It’s one of my favourite places to visit in Newcastle and with both mulled wine and mulled cider on the menu, I know this is the first of many visit during this festive period.
Have you seen the winter roof terrace yet? What’s one of your favourite things to do during Christmas?
Sarah Jayne x