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Very good local pub.

This is run as,a "local" pub and keeps,that same simple pub atmosphere. Some good guest ales. Great... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2016
Michael S
South Shields, United Kingdom
Traditional pub

It's like stepping back in time in this bar. The decor must be 30 yrs old. However good... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2015
South Shields, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Very good64%
  • Average12%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
25 Apr 2016
“Very good local pub.”
31 Oct 2015
“Nice pub shame about the beer”
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147 Sunderland Road, South Shields NE34 6NQ, England
+44 191 456 2196
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

This is run as,a "local" pub and keeps,that same simple pub atmosphere. Some good guest ales. Great staff. Quiz every other Wednesday night. If you just want to go to the pub and chat, then this is the place to go.

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Michael S
Reviewed 31 October 2015 via mobile

This is one of our locals and it's always a pretty good atmosphere. The barmaids are friendly and usual lagers and bottled wines etc good. However I have to say the real ales, which I prefer to drink, are very hitty missy. The last couple...More

Date of experience: October 2015
4  Thank Grahame D
Reviewed 18 July 2015 via mobile

It's like stepping back in time in this bar. The decor must be 30 yrs old. However good atmosphere,great friendly bar staff. Manager a little reserved.

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed 16 April 2015

A great old bar, with good beer and ... ... conversation! Always nice to walk into a room where you can lean on the bar, enjoy a good pint, and put the world to rights without competing with the house music system.

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Auditor33
Reviewed 18 March 2015

We were in Newbiggin over night and on this occasion were staying in another Hotel. we have stayed in The Old Ship years ago and loved it. It was good to see the same owner Jackie was there . We called in and were delighted...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank EnigmaticJ
Reviewed 29 May 2014

An old fashioned pub with loads of atmosphere. The choice of drinks is excellent and there is also real ales available. On Sunday lunch time the amount of food on the bar is amazing and all freshly made. This pub is friendly with a lot...More

Date of experience: May 2014
2  Thank Geraldine L
Reviewed 20 April 2014 via mobile

I have lost count how many times I have been to this pub over the years. I have always enjoyed the local friendly atmosphere but I have to say the current landlord is the most miserable that I have ever encountered in any pub. He...More

13  Thank Glenndabear
Reviewed 25 September 2012

This is a traditional pub set in a residential area, on a main road. Lots of car parking if you need it. Selection of real ales. Clean toilets. Good local pub.

Date of experience: July 2012
1  Thank Bnortheast
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