Cider Pub Guide to Tyne and Wear

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The guide to pubs selling Real Cider in Tyne and Wear. 36 entries so far...



  • The Central, Half Moon Lane, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear, NE8 2AN. Tel: (0191) 478 2543. Email:

The latest addition to The Head Of Steam brand (now owned by Camerons Brewery) situated between the Tyne and High Level Bridges, next to the railway bridge, and just up the road from the Hilton Hotel and The Sage in Gateshead. Passed ciders have included Gwynt y Ddraig Fiery Fox and Black Dragon, Perry's Farm Pressed Dry Cider. Although the range seems to be limited to Weston's as of 2014, and beware of "La Cantina" which has also been on sale here, It is far from real cider.

  • Aletaster, 706 Durham Road, Low Fell, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE9 6JA. Tel: (0191) 487 0770.

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Town Centre

  • Head of Steam, 2 Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 5EN. Tel: (0191) 232 4379.

Sometimes a little hit and miss with ciders, one visit can leave you impressed, another a little disheartened. On my last visit I found various boxes by Lilly's which is made using concentrate. CiderMike (talk) 18:34, 1 May 2014 (BST)

  • The Bodega, 125 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4AG. Tel: (0191) 221 1552.

A former music hall, with stained glass domed skylights, and close to St James' Park should you be a footie fan. It seems that cider isn't a regular feature here, but after some pressure on twitter they have recently started stocking pasturised ciders by Abrahalls, which is better than nowt' I guess! CiderMike (talk) 18:34, 1 May 2014 (BST)

  • The Bacchus, 42 - 48 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 6BX. Tel: (0191) 221 1552.

Thistly Cross Red on 03/03/12 CiderMike 22:09, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

  • The Union Rooms, 48 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 1JF. Tel: (0161) 261 5718.

Wetherspoons in a large and interesting old building with high ceilings and many rooms on two levels. Has bottled Westons ciders among others. Close to the Central Station and town centre. A bit tatty on my visits, and understaffed at peak times, but OK if your train is delayed, and a lot cheaper than the station bars. The usual Wetherspoons food and range of real ales (including many local ones). Paul Gunningham

  • The Newcastle Arms, 57 St. Andrews Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 5SE. Tel: (0191) 260 2490.

CAMRA Pub of the Year. Run by enthusiastic staff. Had a couple of ciders on when I was there and happy to pull a sampler - always a good sign. Also (obviously) good range of beers and its position close to Newcastle's Chinatown can be useful.

  • Tilleys Bar, 105 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 4AW. Tel: (0191) 232 0692. Email:

Stocks Weston's Old Rosie REAL Cider, unfortunatly they also stock Stowford Press and Westons Premium iced cider from fizzy kegs.

  • Forth Hotel, Pink Lane, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 5DW. Tel: (0191) 232 6478. Email:

Thistly Cross on 04/06/12. Unfortunatly, this seems to be pushed through the lines using gas, but I was reassured it came from a bag in box (?) CiderMike 19:58, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

  • Lady Grays, 20 Shakespeare Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 6AQ. Tel: (0191) 232 3606.

Gwynt y Ddraig Fiery Fox on 03/03/12, and Ross on Wye's Border Orchards Medium on 18/03/12 CiderMike 17:02, 19 March 2012 (UTC)

  • The Hotspur, 103 Percy Street, Haymarket, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 7RY. Tel: (0191) 232 4352.

Both Weston's Old Rosie and Traditional Scrumpy on 10/04/12. CiderMike 11:47, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

  • Bacchus, 42 - 48 High Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 1EW. Tel: (0191) 261 1008.

Two or three from the Thistly Cross range. Some possibly from concentrate.


  • The Broad Chare, 25 Broad Chare, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 3DQ. Tel: (0191) 211 2144.

Ross on Wye Farmhouse Dry and GYD Farmhouse Scrumpy on 11/03/12 CiderMike 20:46, 20 March 2012 (UTC)


  • The Cumberland Arms, Ouseburn, Byker, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE6 1LD. Tel: (0191) 265 6151.

This is a bit of a 'spit and sawdust' sort of a place - not terribly smart and certainly not a modern 'plastic' pub. But it does seem to have a very enthusiastic and committed management. Great atmosphere, friendly patrons, with live music in one room plus a couple of other rooms available for those that like it a little quieter. Has 2 cider festivals in a year. Tyne and Wear Cider pub of the year three years running. Worth taking a look at their website for up to 5 ciders on at anytime, which on 27/01/12 were Ben Crossman's Tremlett's Bitter, Gillow's Old orchard, Thatcher's Medium, Severn Sider Medium, Perry's Dry, Ross on Wye Rum Cask, Heck's Kingston Black and Newton Court Winnal Longden Perry. CiderMike 11:13, 29 January 2012 (UTC)

  • Free Trade Inn, St. Lawrence Road, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 1AP. Tel: (0191) 232 7240.

Visited on 14/02/12 to find Pennard's Organic, Sandford Orchard's Old Kirton, GYD's Black Dragon, Gwatkins Perry, Parson's Choice, and the rather dodgy Raspberry Moonshine originally made by Broadoak, but ruined by Premium Drinks. CiderMike 12:34, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

  • The Cluny, 34 Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PQ. Tel: (0191) 221 2659.

Big for live music, but thats in a separate room from the main bar. Had Westons "Governor" and Old Rosie on 25/02/12. CiderMike 17:03, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

  • The Ship, Stepney Bank, Ouseburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2PW. Tel: (0191) 232 4868.

Pubco owned boozer, opposite The Cluny, which means they can only stock a Weston's cider, on my visit it was First Quality. CiderMike 16:23, 20 March 2012 (UTC)


  • The Brandling Arms, High Street, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE3 1HD. Tel: (0191) 285 4023.

Westons Old Rosie on 03/03/12 CiderMike

  • Gosforth Hotel, Salters Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE3 1HQ. Tel: (0191) 285 6617.

Westons Old Rosie on 03/03/12 CiderMike

  • The Job Bulman, St Nicholas Avenue, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE3 1AA. Tel: (0191) 223 6320.

A Wetherspoons pub, Weston's ciders available on draught - at the moment (November 2005) it's an organic cider, plus Old Rosie.


  • Robin Hood, Primrose Hill, Jarrow, Tyne & Wear, NE32 5UB. Tel: (0191) 428 5454 (Bar) or (0191) 483 6792 (Office).

Located in between the Fellgate and Brockley Whins Metro stops, I got off at Fellgate and walked down Calf Close Lane and on to Roman Road and down. Two real ciders on hand pull, on 3/3/12 they were an Oliver's (although it didn't say which) and a Medium Burrow Hill. CiderMike 17:00, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

North Shields

  • Tap And Spile, 184 Tynemouth Road, North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE30 1EG. Tel: (0191) 257 3228.

Usually quiet on the Sunday evening I get in here but seems a nice little pub on the North Shields 'real ale circuit'. Always has lots of real ale on draught (anything up to 8 I think) and includes two draught ciders.

  • The Magnesia Bank, Camden Street, North Shields.

recently taken over by Jarrow Brewery who own several pubs in the area which stock an excellent range of real cider. On my last visit there was one real cider, but rumour is that it didn't sell very well so it has been removed. Will confirm.

South Shields

  • The Would have, 16 Mile End Road, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 1TA. Tel: (0191) 427 6014.

A JD Wetherspoon house selling Weston's Ciders.

  • Maltings, 9 Claypath Lane, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 4PG. Tel: (0191) 427 7147.

Owned by Jarrow Brewery and selling at least 3 real ciders from various producers on last visit.


  • The Isis, 26 Silksworth Row, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 3QJ. Tel: (0191) 483 6792.

Open daily from 12.00pm. Olivers, Hecks, Ross on Wye, Burnards, Westcroft, are all regulars on the 3 hand pumps here, although they do put the occasional fruity cider on to keep the ladies happy! CiderMike (talk) 18:34, 1 May 2014 (BST)

  • Museum Vaults, 33 Silksworth Row, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 3QJ. Tel: (0191) 565 9443.

Burrow Hill Medium on October 2013, Bollhayes Medium on March 2014. 18:34, 1 May 2014 (BST)

  • Kings Arms, Beach Street, Ayres Key, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 6BU. Tel: (0191) 567 9804 .

Located down the hill across the road from Isis and Museum Vaults just go past B&Q and PC World etc. It'll look like you're going the wrong way into an industrial area but don't worry, just keep heading down Farringdon Row until you see it! Weston's Old Rosie on 25/02/12 CiderMike 17:12, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Fitzgeralds, 10 - 12 Green Terrace, Sunderland, SR1 3PZ. Tel: (0191) 567 0852.

Weston's Old Rosie available on 16/02/12 at £3.10 a pint. CiderMike 12:39, 17 February 2012 (UTC)

  • The Lambton Worm, Victoria Building, Low Row, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 3QA. Tel: (0191) 568 9910.

A JDW house selling Westons and GYD. CiderMike (talk) 18:34, 1 May 2014 (BST)

  • The Borough, 1 Vine Place, Town Centre, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 3NE. Tel: (0191) 514 5675.‎

Alternates between Weston's Old Rosie and Traditional Scrumpy. However, nothing available on 19/02/12 CiderMike 16:39, 19 February 2012 (UTC). After refurbishment pub re-opened with old Rosie at £3.80 per pint.

  • The William Jameson, 30 - 32 Fawcett Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 1RH. Tel: (0191) 514 5016.

Another Wetherspoon pub with Weston's and GYD.CiderMike (talk) 18:34, 1 May 2014 (BST)

  • The Cooper Rose, 2 - 4 Albion Place, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 3NG. Tel: (0191) 514 8530.

A Lloyd's No 1 affair, with flashing lights and crap music, and unfortunatly only Weston's perry in bottles. Not great CiderMike 14:02, 19 January 2012 (UTC) Pleased to find Gwynt y Ddraig Black Dragon on 03/03/12, but I suspect this was only got in for St. David's Day. CiderMike 17:12, 7 March 2012 (UTC)

  • Ivy House, Worcester Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR2 7AW. Tel: (0191) 567 3399.

One real cider. Last two visits; Pure North Cider, and Thatcher's Cheddar Valley.


  • Smugglers, Marine Walk, Lower Promenade, Roker, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 0PL. Tel: (0191) 514 3844.

Found Weston's Raspberry Twist on 05/06/12, but am informed that they always have one of the Weston's range on. Located between the Stadium of Light and Seaburn Metro stations, but a fair walk. CiderMike 19:48, 5 June 2012 (UTC)


  • Sir William de Wessyngton, 2 - 3 Victoria Road, Concord, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE37 2JY. Tel: (0191) 418 0100.

A JD wetherspoon house selling Weston's Ciders.

Pubs Delisted from the Cider Pub Guide to Tyne & Wear

  • Kings Manor, 132 - 140 New Bridge Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE1 2SZ. Tel: (0191) 230 1190.

Was handy if you were on the way to The Cluny, Tyne Bar, Free Trade Inn etc from the Central Station. On 18/03/12 I found The Govenor, Old Rosie, Vintage Organic and Blackcurrant Twist. On 21/01/13 they had the biggest selection I'd seen in a while, including one from local producer "Bourbon Cider". Despite this, it closed as of Summer 2013, and is now an estate agents. CiderMike (talk) 18:34, 1 May 2014 (BST)

  • T.J. Doyles, Hanover Place, Deptford, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR4 6BY. Tel: (0191) 510 1554.

Had a Weston's on at one point, but bar staff thought I'd gone insane when I asked for a real cider! The Kings Arms up the road is your next nearest cider pub, see above.

  • Beer House, 32 Bridge Street, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR1 1TQ. Tel: (0191) 565 5860.

Sadly closed down in April 2012. It did sell a few Weston's and for some reason dodgy cans of Black Rat and Barnstormer, both considered to be not real. Bar re-opened as a LGBT freindly establishment, but then changed to Heroes bar - still no real cider. 18:34, 1 May 2014 (BST)

  • City Tavern, 10 Northumberland Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE1 8JF. Tel: (0191) 232 1308.

Previously known as LYH, Shamrox, Stepps, and Huxters. On 10/04/12 Weston's Country Perry was on the only cider hand pump, but they had several other Weston's Ciders in the back. Since Head of Steam sold this pub, cider has become limited, then following a refurb and another name change cider was discontinued. I am told this is because it is now tied to Heineken. CiderMike (talk) 18:34, 1 May 2014 (BST)

  • Centurion, Grand Central Station, Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne & wear, NE1 5DG. Tel: (0191) 261 6611.

Previously sold one cider, but now none. CiderMike (talk) 10:26, 20 October 2013 (BST)

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