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Rockcliffe Arms, Whitley Bay - pub details

Rockcliffe Arms

Address: Algernon Place, Whitley Bay, Tyne and Wear, NE26 2DT [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 25216) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Website: http://www.sjf.co.uk/pubsandbars/about.php?id=15

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General information: When it comes to finding a genuine local pub thatís right at the heart of the community, you just canít beat the Rockliffe Arms in Whitley Bay. Homely, cosy, friendly, and exceptionally welcoming, itís the kind of place where good beer, good company, and good conversation are an absolute given. Cask ale is its speciality, and weíve recently had to install a 4th handpull to cope with the huge and ever-changing selection of guest beers. Thereís a sunny, outside seating area, a busy quiz night, a selection of traditional bar snacks including pickled eggs and pork scratchings, plenty of domino boards, a football team, a darts team, and even a tug-of-war team. We could go on. But to put it simply, The Rockliffe Arms is everything a local pub should be Ė and much, much more.

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The Rockcliffe Arms was my second pub of the day on Wednesday after the Beehive at Earsdon. It's a pleasant backstreet boozer near the station. It's part of the Fitzgeralds chain. The interior is quite dark. Sky Sports was showing on the TV. But the main form of entertainment appears to be conversation. Ales were Sonnet 43 Seraphim, Ossett Gold, Rat Rat Attack & Three Bridges The Rock (the house beer). Sadly no dark beers or real ciders.
blue_scrumpy - 14 May 2016 17:33
When you leave Whitley Bay's grandiose Metro station by the main exit, turn right along Clarence Place and after a 100 yards or so you will find Algernon Place and the excellent Rockcliffe Arms. This is a comfortable side-street pub which caters for a good local trade and serves up good local ales. It has a single bar but with a couple of seating areas and a very pleasant atmosphere (lots of timber/carpet and traditonal furnishings). The beer was fine and like a lot of pubs in this area they promote local breweries (although the huge keg beer fonts tend to dominate the bar counter). No food but you can get a sarnie in the station buffet. I didn't go anywhere else in town - no reason to - as this was spot on.
mcroyal - 16 Dec 2012 12:45
Just about the only 'proper' pub left in Whitley Bay - a town where most of the other watering holes have been given over to the alco-pops and designer lager kiddywinkies. The Rockcliffe has an excellent selection of real ales, a friendly atmosphere, and does not serve meals - its a PUB. Dogs allowed, and no children after 7pm. Suits me.
micmac47 - 17 Oct 2010 19:59
Great little local pub close to Whitely bay town centre. Well worth the short walk, ask for directions.
hartlepool - 18 May 2009 16:14
The landlord's a canny fellow. Andy is kool.
anonymous - 18 Aug 2005 23:30

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