About Us

George Street Social was opened in July 2016 to provide a safe place for people in all stages of recovery along with the general public to enjoy an alcohol free social space.

An essential aspect of George Street Social is that it’s one of the best coffee shops in town, providing a ‘bridge to normality’ for those in recovery, rather than the community being segregated. The space is used for any purpose that helps people grow, flourish or improve any aspect of their physical, emotional, spiritual & mental wellbeing.

The George Street Social is run by the Road to Recovery Trust, an organisation founded on the principles of 12 Step Program with the aim of transforming the North East of England into a region with one of the highest rates of abstinence-based recovery from addictions in the country.