Kick Off Your Boots Après-Shopping at The Botanist

City centre pub and restaurant The Botanist has unveiled its latest project for Newcastle shoppers and revellers alike – an outdoor après-ski bar set within its roof terrace.

In a move reaffirming its presence in the local leisure scene, the 1,500 sq ft open-air development above the venue’s main level in Monument Mall has been transformed with a classic Nordic ski resort theme, complete with log cabins.

Visitors can expect all sorts of alpine paraphernalia adorning the walls and furnishings. The enclosed garden shed-like areas have even been made to look like snowy, mountain-bound wooden chalets.

The full-service bar that holds a capacity of up to 120 people boasts unrivalled views over Grey’s Monument, Grey Street and soon, the International Christmas Market – a perfect spot from which to watch the world go by below.

Outdoor heaters and cosy blankets also ensure celebrations go on into the night without the nip in the air spoiling plans. For a winter warmer, the bar team are serving up mulled wine and hot spiced cider alongside its extensive cocktail and ale offering.

To deck out the roof garden, the New World Trading Company partnered once again with Tyneside’s The Christmas Decorators, responsible for the 12,000 LED light installation illuminating the venue’s iconic dome, now a familiar sight on the city’s skyline.

Festive lighting will be added by the decorating specialists both inside and outside The Botanist as it prepares to mark its second birthday, and third Christmas, in Newcastle.

Andrew Shiel-Redfern, general manager of The Botanist Newcastle, said: “Last year we invested in the roof garden to turn it from a summer al fresco destination to an enchanted winter wonderland – ensuring the space was utilised throughout the darker, colder weather.

“We hope the new look terrace for Christmas 2016 surprises and delights our guests over the coming months. It’s certainly something brand new for Newcastle so we’re really excited to show it off.”

The Botanist ski shack terrace will run until early January. It can also be booked for private functions in part or fully.