Wednesday, 27 January 2010


It's New(ish) Year, New Menu at Stewart & Co. Jesmond so pop in & try our new Deli Platters - for one (£5.50) or to share (£9.99). We've got an Antipasti, a Ploughmans, a Pate, or a Mezze. Or if you just want something to pick at why not try our bread and olives option for just £2.50.
Plus, forget starting your day with a measley bowl of cereal..we've also made a delicious addition to our breakfast waffles...try with nutella, sugar and lemon, maple syrup and bacon or with ice cream and mixed fruit! And if you're STILL hungry and even a Stewart & Co. sandwich isn't enough, why not take advantage of our new soup and sandwich deal? When you buy any sandwich to eat in, get some warming soup for just £2.50 (normal price £2.99). Enjoy!

Friday, 22 January 2010


This week myself, Steve and all the staff at Stewart & Co at The City Library would like to wish Mark a safe and wonderful trip to India...Our intrepid boss is about to undertake a gruelling Motorcycle ride across India on a classic Royal Enfield Bullet. He & faithful companion Rob - as well as 70 other mentalists - are off on an adventure of a life time raising thousands of pounds for charity along the way. I would like to thank all our customers at The Library who have helped us raise £155 for the 3 charities Enduro India is fundraising for: The Rainbow Trust, Wildlife Conservation Society & UNICEF.

Good Luck Mark & have a safe journey from Tracey, Steve and all your staff at Stewart & Co. At The City Library x

PS. If you haven’t made a donation yet please call in & see us as we're still collecting the whole time Mark is on his travels. Or make a pledge at

Wednesday, 20 January 2010


Brandling Villa Beer & Sausage festival went down a storm!!! After recovering from a very busy weekend of work I'm pleased to say that the Stewart & Co. bangers went down a treat. Our poor butchers will never want to see a sausage again after making over 300kg of bangers as well as several hundred retail packs for the Brandling Villa. But if you want to keep them on their toes you can still buy the Brandling Villa sausages from our butchery & try them at home..

Dave - owner of Brandling Villa - said the pub had never been so busy and people are still asking for the Mourdue Workie Ticket & Chilli banger even though the festival finished on Saturday! All in all it's been a huge hit for both parties..We're now looking forward to National Pie Week where we will working along side the Brandling Villa again! Better start practising my pastry making..Holly x

Thursday, 14 January 2010


I'm busy preparing for the Metro Radio Arena Wedding Fair on 30th & 31st Jan where Stewart & Co. will have their own little spot to shout about Stewart & Co. At Meldon Park as the perfect place for your wedding reception...And we've got more than just the food & venue sorted...

How does having your special day in your own secret garden in the heart of Northumberland sound? Better than function room 3 in your local hotel? Well, we can provide you with the full package.We know the perfect florist, photographer & event dressers as well as offering some quirky little additions to make your day extra special. How would you like an ice cream van for dessert? A tuck shop full of treats? BBQ?

Pop along & see us on the 30th & 31st & we can discuss your wedding plans, or if you can't make it just drop me an email at or call me on 0191 281 4838 & we'll arrange a meeting in store at Jesmond over a nice cuppa (on the house of course)...

I hope to see you there! Holly x

Wednesday, 13 January 2010


Hi it's Tracey from the library...

Did you know the Library has got brand spanking new, state of the art conference facilities? And all located right in the heart of Newcastle City Centre...No need to worry about what's for lunch either as we've got the catering covered. From your morning cuppa to get your meeting started, to your midday sarnies & afternoon scones, Stewart & Co. are in charge.

Watch this space for our new conference hire & catering packages...I'll keep you posted.

Tracey xxx

Friday, 8 January 2010


Check out today's Taste section in the Journal & read all about next week's Brandling Villa Sausage & Beer Festival: Stewart & Co. Butchery will be taking centre stage with its delicious handmade sausages so start your new year with a bang & show your support for proper, locally sourced produce (& enjoy a beer or 2 at the same time). Brandling Villa Sausage & Beer Festival Thursday 14th Jan-Sunday 17th Jan - Haddricks Mill Road, Gosforth, Newcastle.

Thursday, 7 January 2010

Stewart & Snow... (At Meldon Park)

Sorry to get on the weather bandwagon but had to share this pic of the walled garden at Stewart & Co. At Meldon Park (thank you Emily!) looking very pretty & VERY snowy...I think the vegetables are under there somewhere... In keeping with the wintry theme, Stewart & Co. At Meldon Park will be hibernating during January & February (as you can see in the photo), re-opening on Wednesday 3rd March 2010 with a Spring Party to celebrate. Simply email and we'll put you at the top of our guest list. And if you're feeling particulary organized, get your Mothering Sunday (March 14th) meal sorted. We're offering 3 courses for just £12.99 (including a free glass of wine for Mum)... Simply call 0191 281 4838 to book your table. Go on, your Mum deserves more than those last minute flowers from the petrol station...

Wednesday, 6 January 2010


Hi its Tracey from Stewart and Co At The City Library. I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas and a very merry New Year I know I did ...a little to much if the photos on Facebook are anything to go by but we wont go in to that...

I know this weather is getting us all down in the dumps but don’t despair we have a fantastic new menu to get 2010 off to a great start. (Are we calling it twenty ten or the year two thousand and ten ????)

With our fab new Meal Deal you can have a sandwich, bag of crisps a can of Coke/Diet Coke/still or sparkling water, a piece of fruit (or a piece of cake for those of us that are not on bloody diets) all for the bargain price of £4.95 (please add £1 extra for a panini or wrap)

Now that is worth trudging through the snow for...

Tracey X

Monday, 4 January 2010


Try this simple recipe from our guest writer Alistair’s the perfect winter rib-sticker which you can source from Stewart & Co in Jesmond like they do in supermarket sweeps. It’s simple to make (you don’t have to be too precise with the amounts) and the Puy lentils give the sausage a lovely, peppery send-off. Use Stewarts’ Sizzlers for solid meatiness or combine with Stewarts’ brilliant other styles. It’s easily heated through later and perfect to have after a couple of pints. Talking of which, a bottle of Hadrian & Border Farne Island Bitter would make a great accompaniment.

Sausage and Puy lentil casserole
Serves 6 (or two students)
4 tbsp olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped fine
2 garlic cloves, crushed
12 Stewart Sizzler sausages
200g streaky bacon
Fennel, medium bulb
2 carrots, chopped
1 stick of celery, chopped
1 tsp thyme
450ml chicken stock
2 tsp redcurrant jelly (or similar)
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
200g dried Puy lentils
Seasoning as required.

Serve with mashed potatoes or crusty bread.
Side dish: Mix 4 tbsp crème fraiche with 2 tbsp wholegrain mustard

Fry the onion and garlic gently in the olive oil without them colouring.
Fry the sausages separately and slowly until browned all over and so the ingredients get to know each other. Leave them whole or chop – it’s your decision (you can eat the whole thing with a fork only).
Add the bacon, fennel, carrot and celery to the softened onion and cook till just going tender.
Stir in the thyme and add the sausage.
Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a simmer. Add the redcurrant jelly and balsamic vinegar, then the lentils. Pause a moment to appreciate the aromas.
Simmer until tender (about 30 min) and keep an eye on the liquid – don’t let it get too dry. Top up with a little water if necessary.
Serve with mashed potatoes and/or the bread plus the crème fraiche and mustard mixture.
Pour the beer. Live a little.