People were stunned after seeing Johnny Depp sitting inside a bar in Newcastle with Sam Fender.
Crowds couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw the Hollywood star eating fish and chips at The Bridge Tavern on Quayside. The actor, who was having dinner with friends on Wednesday night, was later joined inside the bar by Seventeen Going Under singer.
Johnny was seen in town on the same night as the libel verdict with Amber Heard, which he won. He is expected to appear on stage with Jeff Beck during his show at The Sage in Gateshead on Thursday.
Janine Latchford, general manager of The Bridge Tavern, told Chronicle Live, “Johnny came first, was with some friends but he was so cool. He didn’t want anyone to see who he was.”
“We gave him a private space and he was the most beautiful man I’ve ever seen. My assistant is very pregnant and he was telling her how beautiful it was to be a parent. He was really down to earth, he was beautiful.
“He was amazing. He hugged me and I told him I loved him so much as soon as I saw him! He loved the artwork and was asking questions about Tyne Bridge. He said he had never been to Newcastle before.
“He was eating fish and chips, he said the food was great.”
The 33-year-old, who lives in Jesmond, said that when Johnny first came to the bar around 5 p.m., he was sitting in the corner eating his food. She said the pub gave him the room upstairs where he met Sam, who is from North Shields.
Janine said, “I don’t think Sam has met Johnny before. Johnny is doing a show tomorrow at The Sage. It must have been everyone who knew Sam Fender so they arranged to meet. Sam Fender came about half an hour later when the balcony was closed.”
Janine added: “It was unbelievable for a pub, I had never seen anything like it before.
“It was the most surreal day of my life without a doubt! It’s crazy.”
An agitated gambler, who did not wish to be identified, described seeing the husband in the tavern. She said Johnny was wearing sunglasses and a hat.
The woman said: He was here enjoying a soft drink. Sam Fender was chilling. I felt absolutely thrilled, it’s Johnny Depp from Newcastle! He wasn’t disguised, he was just smiling.”
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