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The Robin Hood Inn

Primrose Hill
Tyne & Wear
NE32 5UB

Opening Hours:

12 noon – 11pm Monday to Thursday and Sunday
12 noon – Midnight Friday & Saturday


0191 428 5454 – Bar

The history of The Robin Hood can be traced back to 1824 when it was first shown on ordinance survey maps as The Robin Hood and Little John Inn. From 1871 – 1873 it was known as The Archers Arms. The current Robin Hood Inn was rebuilt in 1896.

The Robin Hood was originally a coaching inn with letting rooms and stables, situated halfway between Newcastle and South Shields on the Newcastle Road. At that time it would have been extremely popular with travellers as it was then the only hostelry or public house between Newcastle and South Shields.

In 1932, the public house was under the ownership of Sunderland brewers Vaux. For 40 years The Robin Hood was a flagship-managed house for the Sunderland brewer. It became a Vaux tenanted house in the early 1970’s and following the closure of the Vaux Brewery the pub became part of the Hartlepool based PubMaster chain.

Following a succession of tenants, with little to invest on the premises, The Robin Hood was sadly boarded up on the 3rd January 2000.

For two and a half years The Robin Hood was derelict until the fire damaged remains were purchased by Jess and Alison McConnell. After a major refurbishment programme The Robin Hood finally reopened its doors on 2nd May 2002.

Once the pub was up and running, the owners concentrated on commissioning the brewing plant, and finally in October 2002, the first ale was on tap. The Jarrow Brewery was officially opened at The Robin Hood in October 2002 – ironically by former Vaux managing director, Frank Nicholson.

After being voted the Sunderland & South Tyneside CAMRA Pub of the Year 2004 and the North East Regional Pub of the Year in 2005, The Robin Hood had the distinction of being voted runner-up in the CAMRA Champion Pub of Britain 2005.

In 2008 brewery sales outgrew The Robin Hood premises and all brewing was transferred to The Maltings, opposite the Town Hall in South Shields.

Following the transfer of the brewery to South Shields, a multi-purpose music and beer hall was opened in December 2008.

Live entertainment is held every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings. A very popular quiz takes place every Sunday from 4pm and Wednesday 9pm.

A very popular Sunday Carvery is served 12-3.30pm.

The pub has a choice of three function rooms for private parties.




The Maltings

Claypath Lane
South Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE33 4PG

Telephone: 0191 427 7147

[email protected]

Opening Hours:

12 noon – 11pm Monday to Thursday and Sunday
12 noon – 11.30pm Friday and Saturday

Jarrow Brewery purchased the Maltings in 2004.




The premises were previously The Chameleon function room and originally the Co-op Dairy.

After major re-development The Maltings was opened in May 2005.

Straight ahead, when entering the building, a door leads through to the brewery where all of Jarrow’s ales are produced.

From the ground floor an impressive staircase leads to The Maltings brewery tap on the first floor.

As well as showcasing the Jarrow Brewery portfolio of ales, The Maltings is a discerning drinkers emporium with 15 handpulls dispensing an ever changing range of guest ales and real ciders.

Leffe, Bitburger, Timmermans Strawberry and Erdinger are all on tap alongside an excellent range of Belgian bottled beers.

The diverse drinking range is complimented by excellent authentic Thai cuisine courtesy of Bel Rungroj from Nakhonsawan


The Isis

26 Silksworth Row

Telephone: 0191 514 7684

Opening Hours:

12 noon – 11pm Monday to Thursday and Sunday
12 noon – 11:30pm Midnight Friday and Saturday
Open from 11 am Sunderland home matches

[email protected]

Situated on the edge of the City Centre opposite the former Vaux Brewery site the current building dates back to 1885 and the frontage is Grade II listed. Previously known as the Ship Isis, Isis, Banana Joes and Livingstones the pub had lain empty since 2009 before being bought by Jarrow Brewery in 2011. Having been extensively re-modelled by Scottish and Newcastle in 1986 the pub was thoughtfully restored back to its Victorian splendour and re-opened on 13th October 2011.

Jarrow Brewery were delighted to invite former Vaux managing director Frank Nicholson to formerly open the premises.

Frank commented during his speech that The Isis was a public house that he “wouldn’t have been seen dead in” during his Vaux days “as the pub, for many years, was a Scottish & Newcastle house, directly facing the old Vaux Brewery.

Frank further stated that he was delighted when he discovered that Jarrow Brewery were dedicating the large first floor room, overlooking the old Vaux site, as a Vaux heritage room.

Now a fine drinking emporium featuring bar, snug, select and a mezzanine level on the ground floor with two further rooms and separate toilets on the first floor which are available for private functions.

The bar now boasts an impressive selection of ales, with the company’s award winning brews on three hand pumps, three real ciders and six guest ales from local and national breweries. These are complimented by Erdinger, Leffe Blonde and Timmermens Strawberry, a selection of continental lagers and an extensive list of bottled world beers.



Magnesia Bank

1 Camden Street
North Shields
Tyne & Wear
NE30 1NH

Telephone: 0191 257 8392

Opening Hours:

12 noon – 11pm Daily

Email:[email protected]



Jarrow Brewery purchased the Magnesia Bank on Friday 13th July 2012.

The legendary pub was originally built as a bank in the 1850's and was one of the first joint stock banks in the North East.

It was later taken over by Lloyds Bank and traded until the commercial centre of North Shields moved further north.

The name "Magnesia" derives from the Magnesia Stair, one of the crowded streets of houses that led down to the riverside, which was south of the current pub near the present day stairs.

The building then became the Central Social Club which ceased trading in the 1980's.

Richard and Dee Slade took over the assets and renamed it as The Magnesia Bank, beginning a long tradition of fine cask ales, good food and live music.

Richard and Dee sold the booming business to Scottish and Newcastle Breweries in 2006.

A succession of leasees' struggled to pay the extremely high rent imposed by the landlords, finally leaving the Magnesia Bank in administrative receivership in 2011.

Since purchasing the Magnesia Bank the Brewery are currently refurbishing the public house.