Culture Trip 17: Stockton at night

You will see that the last Culture Trip I visited Stockton during the day and I was planning to return to see Cattle & Cane’s  Joe Hammill.

Well at the end of September, I did just that and I really enjoyed his performance. I live quite far from Teeside so it took us  (me and my mum) a while to get there so we wanted to make an evening of it.

I didn’t know where was best to go for an evening meal in Stockton so I took to Trip Advisor and a restaurant called Finkle&Green . The reviews were fantastic and I was really impressed with the menu selection online, so I booked it in advance.  There was a selection of menus and we chose the post theatre menu just because we liked the choices and we were going to see a show after the meal.  I had chosen the vegan option of the aubergine curry and it was really tasty, not too spicy but enough flavours to taste and enjoy the curry.

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Not to be rude, we did for a pudding too and I had a parfait and I am not going to lie, I don’t know (and still don’t) know what a parfait really is.  By whatever it was, it was yummy.

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Finkle & Green told us about a cocktail bar called The Nuthatch that was around the corner from them and if we visited there with our receipt and a card they gave us, we would get 10% off our drinks.

So off we went to that Cocktail bar and I felt like I was in Made In Chelsea, it was such a unique venue, it was hard to believe that I was still in Stockton.  It’s a small bar, I love the decoration and the vibe in there with rose cold hatches and green leafy wallpaper with a branch hanging down that has a light bulb on the end.  It’s hard to describe, it’s best to go and see what I mean.

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Now you know that I like my gin so I went for the Blueberry and Apple Sling gin cocktail and it tasted like candyfloss juice. Honestly, you wouldn’t know it was alcohol, it was a really nice atmosphere and like watching all of the cocktails being made at the bar.

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All fed and watered, we headed to The Georgian Theatre (not too far from the cocktail bar) to see Joe perform songs from his new EP Infant Hercules.

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Now I was not reviewing this one, I just wanted a day off and to enjoy the experience.

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But I really enjoyed his set, it was strange seeing him on stage without the rest of Cattle and Cane but  I am super excited to hear what will be next from the Teeside Music Industry.

All in all, it was a bloody good night at Stockton and I was really impressed with the town. I can see what they are trying to do and I think if they made more of what they have around the area of Finkle and Green and The Nuthatch, then it could be a promising site for Stockton- defo a great place to have a few drinks.

I think I need to return to Stockton to have a proper explore around.

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