Boathouse Pub, Water Row, Newburn


This evening, I am posting information the Boathouse Pub which stands on the north bank of the River Tyne about five miles west of Newcastle.

The pub is conveniently situated for both the Hadrian’s Wall Path (hiking trail) and Hadrian’s Cycleway.

The building is variously described as dating from the late 1700 s and 1830s. The immediate area was at the heart of the Industrial Revolution for it was near here that George Stephenson, the steam engine pioneer, was employed to supervise machinery at a local coal mine. On the opposite bank to the pub there was a ship dismantling business, debris from which can still be viewed at low tide. The River Tyne in the area has long been used for the sport of sculling.

The pub operates very much in the traditional English mould with:

  • Karaoke nights.
  • Quiz nights.
  • TV screens for sports channels.
  • Bar snacks.
  • A restaurant.
  • Real ales.
  • Wine selection.
  • Choice of draught beers.


Sculling on River Tyne, England

River Tyne at Newburn

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