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Good traditional pub

This is one of the now rare traditional pubs we have left in South Shields. It's located in the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Daryn S
South Shields, United Kingdom
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Another night at The Steamboat

My favourite pub in South Shields, a good range of well kept real ales, and cider. The atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Paul E
South Shields, United Kingdom
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27 Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1EQ, England
+44 191 454 0134
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the now rare traditional pubs we have left in South Shields. It's located in the town centre just 5 minutes walk from the S/Shields to N/Shields ferry. They do real ales as well as the more traditional lagers and ciders. Well...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

My favourite pub in South Shields, a good range of well kept real ales, and cider. The atmosphere has not changed for many years, the decor not much different to that of my first visit over twenty years ago. Constantly changing the nine hand pump...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 11 July 2018

Had an evening in South Shields and intended to call here for a quick pint but stayed for a couple of hours. Very friendly with a top real ale offering. Will be first on my list when I return to South Shields.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The Steamboat is well worth a visit if you are passing through South Shields. A very popular little local, with classic charm and a good atmosphere. It is popular for its ales which change weekly so you never get bored with what is on offer....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

this public house is a jewel in the in the crown of south shields in the area known as the mill dam it always has a selection of real ales to die for they are always of the highest quality and the manageress and the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank john m
Reviewed 20 May 2018

The Steamboat is a fabulous, traditional old pub that firmly fits the genre of "dockside" pub. I've been fortunate to drink in countless dockside pubs over many years, and although the docks here are long gone, the atmosphere of the bar brought back great memories....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Just on first pint of "Hot dog chili stout", great on a cold day, actually would be great on any day :) Great pub with a large selection of real ales well with the visit. Just need to ponder what to have next as spot...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Simon T
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Popped in with my gf over Xmas for a quick drink ended up staying all night lol really nice atmosphere good beers .. oh a whiskey haha plenty of whiskey

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank travel-laugh-freedom
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

The Steamboat has just won Sunderland and South Tyneside CAMRA pub of the year for the 4th year in a row. A very friendly relaxed pub with great ales which are both local and national, and a huge variety of spirits which include over 50...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The Steamboat is an absolute cracking urban pub, hard to beat. Basic, but great atmosphere, loud and friendly. Real ale choice tremendous and quality top notch. Priced reasonable. Staff lovely. Got to be top pub in S Shields. Love it - my kinda pub!

Date of experience: January 2018
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amanda h
25 February 2018|
Response from Zxcvbnmas | Reviewed this property |
On draught we have Stowford Press and in bottles Magners ,Green Goblin and lots of fruit ciders.