Tynemouth has always been known for its eclectic range of pubs and bars. Below you will find details of all the local haunts with reviews, contact details and opening times.
The Head of Steam opened their Tynemouth bar on 2nd May 2014 in the former Aspire Bar. They sell a huge range of real ales with guest ales making a regular appearance. Live music every Tuesday (Music Club - turn up and play), Thursday (Band Night) and Sunday (Seaside Sessions).
Ora sits towards the sea end of Tynemouth's Front Street in the site formerly occupied by Georgio’s. A year-long full renovation of the premises means that the new wine bar/ restaurant is hardly recognisable from its Italian cousin. They serve coffee, wine cocktails and beer as well as breakfast, lunch, dinner and tapas.
Ok so the Tynemouth Lodge is not technically in Tynemouth but its close enough. It is situated on Tynemouth Road just over the border in North Shields. This is a very cosy one room pub which is a must visit for fans of real ale. The Tynemouth Lodge has been a pub since 1799 and run by its current owner, Hughie, for over 25 years.
Lola Jean's is beautifully decorated inside with an eclectic mix of retro-chic style furniture. They sell a wide range of cocktails as well as an extensive menu of light bites, sharing platters and main meals.
The Salutation Inn (AKA The Sal) is a large friendly pub on the south side of Front street. Its frequent drinks promotions means that it tends to attract a younger crowd, especially on a Sunday night.
This is the coolest bar in Tynemouth. Great music and decorated with an eclectic mix of art which is all for sale. Barca opens later than most of the other pubs so this makes it a perfect venue in which to end your night.
The Dolphin is located just outside Tynemouth village on King Edward Road. Here, life is conducted at a more sedate pace, and car parking is not a problem. The Dolphin his has the feel of a proper local with friendly staff and great home-cooked food.
Riley's Fish shack is stunningly situated right on the beach at King Edward's Bay. Their motto is “Fabulous fish, locally caught, simply served” and that's exactly what you get - fresh, sustainable and seasonal daily catches of the day landed at North Shields Fish Quay are cooked to order as you watch.
The Gibraltar Rock is home to the most famous carvery in Tynemouth and Monday to Friday (excl. Bank Holidays) you can get two meals for £10. Great location with fantastic views out to sea.
The Cumberland Arms (AKA The Cumberland) has the feel of a local pub and its old school charm contrasts with the newer, trendier bars that can be found elsewhere along Front Street. However The Cumberland is still the traditional starting point for a night out in Tynemouth, helped by being the closest pub to the Metro station and it is at its busiest between 8-9 on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Turks Head (A.K.A ‘The Stuffed Dog’) is a John Barras pub with a feel of a proper local. They sell an excellent selection of real ales and well as serving bar meals. The Turks Head Hotel is an old pub, built in 1850 with a listed front façade of white tiling.
The Priory Eating and Drinking house is a traditional pub with a quirky twist. Lovely big comfy sofas make this a perfect pub for catching up with friends during the day. On the weekend The Priory transforms into lively entertaining venue with live music played every Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Allards is one of my favourite bars in Tynemouth. The food is fantastic, the service is great, the staff are friendly and it always has a great atmosphere. Their tapas is outstanding and always cooked to perfection with generous servings.
Hugo's At The Cost (AKA Hugo's) is a firm part of Tynemouth's local pub circuit and a favourite with both regulars and tourists. Steeped in history, and regularly listed in CAMRA guides, the pub offers a great selection of hand-pulled ales, a tasty menu, a choice of spacious seating areas and comfortable snugs.
Lui’s Wine Bar is my favourite venue for a lazy Sunday morning breakfast although I'm obviously not alone in this judging by how busy it can get.