Has it been one of those weeks where you need to let our your anger? Or maybe you and your beau are after an alternative night date? Well, I have good news. Today, the toon’s first axe-throwing centre, Hatchet Harry’s, opened and it’s a bloody hoot.
Last night, I was very kindly invited along to their soft launch in return for a post on social media. But I ended up having such a cracking time that I’ve decided to write a blog post, and urge you all to give it a go.
Usually someone smiling whilst holding an axe isn’t a good thing but in this case, it’s just a candid shot of me having an axe-cellent time. Sorry, I had to. It’s also actual photographic evidence of one (of the TWO) bullseyes I hit last night. It turns out I’m actually decent at something other than finding cheap flights and knowing the pattern markings of each pastie in Greggs.
What Should I Expect at Hatchet Harry’s?
In their own words, ‘you’ll be throwing axes against your friends or colleagues in a bid to get that illusive high score. All backed up with a solid soundtrack, great music and Geordie hospitality.’ I also completely agree. The customer service was excellent, and overall, it was a barrel of laughs.
Sessions last an hour and half, which includes a safety briefing and a demonstration on how to throw the axe properly. But don’t worry, health and safety aside – there’s still plenty of time to throw hatchets. Each person gets two practice rounds (of 5 chucks each session) followed by a competition between you and your team mates. All in all, if my maths is right – you get at least 25 goes but more if you get through the semi-final, and so on.
How Much Does Axe-Throwing Cost?
Each session costs £19.00 per person. However, as a special opening deal, they currently have a couple of discount codes valid until June 1st. With the following discount codes, you can visit Hatchet Harry’s for the reduced price of £14:
- ‘harrypeak’ if you’re booking at peak time (Friday or Saturday)
- ‘harryoffpeak’ if you’re booking at an off-peak time (Tuesday – Thursday)
I will, however, note that although there is a reduced opening price – it’s definitely worth the original price of £19.99. After Googling other axe-throwing sessions across Northumberland, the average price is £30.00. But this is before you consider petrol petrols to get there.
Better yet, as the first axe-throwing centre in Newcastle, you could also go for a cheeky bevvy beforehand and make a night of it. It’d be ideal for a date night, a stag or hen do, or even as a work social.
Where Can I Find Hatchet Harry’s?
The location is right behind the Life Centre at 18 Forth Banks Yard, NE1 3PG
Opening times are as follows:
- Monday – CLOSED
- Tuesday – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Wednesday – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Thursday – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Friday – 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
- Saturday – 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Sunday – CLOSED
All in all, I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Hatchet Harry’s for the invite. As previously mentioned, I was invited to the event for free in exchange for a post on social media. I did, however, enjoy the experience so much that I decided to write a blog post about it.5