Jarrow's Albion Gin & Ale House to welcome back customers with a German theme on April 12

A pub is welcoming back customers with a three-day German welcome.

Friday, 9th April 2021, 6:30 pm

Hospitality venues in England are able to provide outdoor service to their customers from Monday, April 12. One of the venues to do so is the Albion Gin & Ale House in Walter Street.

To promote their imported beer from the Dortmund Brewery, the pub has a Dortmund Sausage and Beer theme, Monday to Wednesday, April 12-14. The Albion will open for a stein or two between 11am and 11pm and will seat customers in three heated marquees.

German food will be on the menu including sauerkraut, pumpernickel and bratwurst sandwiches, while German music will be played.

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Prost! Dressed for the occasion at the Albion from left, Fräulein Susan McElwee, Herr Jess McConnell and Fräulein Amy Giles.

Staff will be appropriately dressed in traditional German barmaid outfits, Alpine hats and lederhosen. The theme was the idea of the pub’s owner, Jess McConnell, who will himself be suitably attired.

Herr McConnell said: “I used to perform in a German beer cellar in Newcastle. I looked more like a Benny Hill type of German. It’s going to be a bit calmer than that though.

“There was a bit of trepidation among the staff at first, because they weren’t quite sure what the costumes were going to be like. But they’ve been looking forward to it. I’ll be in lederhosen myself for three days!

“The main thing though is that everyone can socialise and meet up again. Of course, everyone will be well spaced apart. It will be great fun.”

Noch ein Bier, bitte! Herr Jess McConnell and Fräulein Amy Giles welcome back customers to the Albion from April 12.

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