Johnny Depp enjoys a pint with Sam Fender in Newcastle pub on verdict day, sends locals into frenzy
As the verdict of his defamation lawsuit against his ex-wife broke in the evening, Johnny Depp was spotted enjoying a few drinks at a pub in Newcastle. He was accompanied by Sam Fender. To everyone's surprise, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor was also spotted taking some selfies with his group of friends.
Gary Spedding, the rugby player, took to his Twitter to share an image of the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory actor shaking hands with a fan. He captioned the post, "Met Johnny Depp in Bridge Tavern Newcastle just now... that was quite surreal."
Fender shared some images from the evening on his Instagram Story which was captioned, "Some serious heroes." Though it is yet to be determined why exactly Depp has been spending time with the Hypersonic Missiles singer, it is clear why he is in the mood to celebrate. The trial verdict came out this same evening, June 1, where Amber Heard was found guilty of defaming her ex-husband Johnny Depp. Depp was awarded $15 million, whereas Amber Heard was awarded $2 million by the jury despite losing the case.
Met Johnny Depp in Bridge Tavern Newcastle just now... that was quite surreal pic.twitter.com/upe2BHsZ4G— Gary Spedding (@GarySpedding) June 1, 2022
Johnny Depp is out on the piss with Sam Fender in Newcastle. What the fuck is going on pic.twitter.com/Aj8rWNohme— Cam Kirkham BABY (@camkirkham_) June 1, 2022
The star was seen snacking on some fish and chips at The Bridge Tavern on Quayside. Initially, Johnny was having dinner with his group of friends before he was joined by the Seventeen Going Under singer. Johnny is expected to appear with Jeff Beck on his show The Sage in Gateshead on Thursday, June 2.
The general manager of The Bridge Tavern, Janine Latchford 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.” She added, "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."
She continued narrating his visit, "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." After providing him the service, she said of Johnny, "He was eating fish and chips, he said the food was great." The general manager Janine then explained that they had Johnny seated in a room upstairs after he was sitting in a corner eating his food.
Speaking of Depp and Fender, she 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.” She continued, "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."