Carter & Fitch is an exciting new bar and restaurant serving some of the finest food and drinks around. We simply can’t wait for you to pop by and join us in celebrating our opening and sample some of the mouthwatering delights on the menu.
All of our food is freshly prepared using the finest local ingredients and we’ve even got a menu especially for kids called ‘Little Fitch’.
The bar is fully stocked with everything you would expect and we’ve also got some surprises that you just won’t find anywhere else like our ‘hard shakes’ and our Speak Easy…that’s a secret of course so you’ll have to stop by and join us if you want to find out more!
Carter, the eldest son of the Carter family, was brought up in NYC by his grocer father and his Italian mother, who famously sold her Italian Pizza’s from their kitchen to make ends meet. Carter left school at a very young age to help his parents provide for their family of six. Carter took a job in a local smokehouse and learnt the trade quickly. Then the prohibition act came into play in New York and America…Capone and his men took over the smokehouse and now Carter was working for the mob. The smokehouse quickly became a front for Capone’s Prohibition Empire.
Fitch, an orphan, was taken under Capone’s wing and became one of the gangster’s right- hand men. After many years on the streets and in and out of prison, Fitch learnt all the tricks of the bootleggers and was then promoted to the boss of the smokehouse. Once Capone’s arrest was made in the 1931, Carter and Fitch, who had now become firm friends, decided to skip the Big Apple and go straight, doing what they knew best…. opening a Speakeasy Bar-Smokehouse-Pizzeria.
Both lived within a stone’s throw of each other, with their families in downtown Chicago, for the remaining years of their lives. Carter sadly passed away aged 83 years whilst asleep, Fitch soon after. Their families have continued the Carter and Fitch Empire – now we bring the original Smokehouse and Pizzeria to you.
Tables will only be held for 30 minutes from
your original reservation time. Please let
us know if you are going to be late.
Carter & Fitch
Stone Cellar Road,
High Usworth, Washington,
Tyne & Wear,
0191 202 2404