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?

List created on 29th April 2019 by Useyourlocal HQ - click here to create your own publists

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Boat Club, DH1

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, NE6

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, NE1

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 — Great pint of Deuchars - need branded glassware View

Pitcher & Piano, NE1

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 — Enjoyable drink in correct branded glass View
22/04/2015 Krusovice View
13/02/2015 Amstel — Poorly presented well below pint level! View

Schooner Inn, NE8

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. — 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 :) View

Webster's Ropery, SR4

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.