The temperature is rising up so why not enjoy your drink with a fabulous river view? And there is no better way to to soak up the sunshine than spending a lazy afternoon or evening enjoying a drink and some food by the river. Whether you want to watch boats go by or just sit back and relax, there are plenty of waterside beer gardens along the River Tyne and River Wear to choose from.
We have chosen thirteen great riverside pubs in the North East, from Newcastle and Gateshead to Durham and Sunderland - Why not try them out and see if you agree?
Convivial two-room pub with a dozen real ales, traditional ciders and good choice of malt whiskies, thai menu and some snacky food.
Contemporary bar with views over the Tyne and Millennium Bridge, for real ales and pub-style grub. The Head of Steam Quayside has been lovingly refurbished from its previous life as The Eye on the Tyne.
Our award winning Quayside bar is located on the banks of the River Tyne. Overlooking the 'tilting' Millennium Bridge, The Baltic, Sage (Contemporary Music Venue) & The Tyne bridge, this really has one of the best views in the city.
Location is overlooking the Tyne with the biggest beer garden in the city centre. Serving great quality food and drink.
The Schooner is an independent free house, serving top notch real ales on cask, crafty beers on keg, a fruity selection of ciders, bottled and canned beers from far and wide and a nice selection of wines. All this and tremendous home cooked food.
Great beer, terrible prices.
The Shipwrights sits on the banks of the River Wear in North Hylton, tucked away down an old country lane just off Wessington Way, only minutes from the A19 and local Business Parks
Swan & Three Cygnets in Durham serves food. The pub has an outside area, it serves real ale. Swan & Three Cygnets has a real fire.