Great Riverside Pubs in the North East

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?

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  • Boat Club

    Elvet Bridge, Durham, County Durham, DH1 3AF
    Boat Club

    Situated on the river bank of the Wear, this 500 year old building with panoramic views of medieval Elvet Bridge and the traditional City of Durham.

  • Free Trade Inn

    St. Lawrence Road, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE6 1AP
    Free Trade Inn

    Bustling waterside venue for a changing range of beers and a pub menu with locally sourced produce.One of Newcastle's oldest and best loved real and craft ale pubs.

  • Head of Steam

    11-17 Broad Chare, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ
    Head of Steam

    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.

    18/10/2015 Deuchars IPA
    • 5.0
    — Great pint of Deuchars - need branded glassware
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  • Pitcher & Piano

    108 Quayside, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3DX
    Pitcher & Piano

    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.

    31/03/2016 Birra Moretti
    • 5.0
    — Enjoyable drink in correct branded glass
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    22/04/2015 Krusovice
    • 5.0
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    13/02/2015 Amstel
    • 5.0
    — Poorly presented well below pint level!
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  • Schooner Inn

    South Shore Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 3AF
    Schooner Inn

    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.

    22/09/2015 Great beer, terrible prices.
    • 3.0
    — For a small pub on an industrial estate in a run down working class part of Gateshead the prices are utterly ridiculous. I understand there is a certain rockabilly/50s theme and they want to attract a particular clientele but really, for someone who knows about craft ales, they are going way overboard with the prices. Cheaper to drink in City Centre. Great pub, terrible prices :)
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  • Shipwrights

    Ferryboat Lane, North Hylton, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR5 3HW
    Shipwrights

    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

    23/12/2013 White wine
    • 5.0
    — GREAT PUB
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  • Webster's Ropery

    Ropery Road, Sunderland, SR4 6DJ
    Webster's Ropery

    Webster’s Ropey is a unique 18th century Grade 11 listed building built in 1793. The building has an exciting blend of heritage and history as once a world’s busiest rope house making ropes for the shipping building industry operated by Mr Webster.

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