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Alum Ale House, South Shields - pub details

Alum Ale House

Address: River Drive, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 1JR [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 31157) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Brockley Whins (2.8 miles), Heworth (2.9 miles), East Boldon (3.8 miles)

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> Current user rating: 7.3/10 (rated by 16 users)
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Cracking pub, next to the ferry slip... I'm not going to lie, after catching the ferry to North Shields many hours earlier, then delighting in the hostelries of Tynemouth, then standing in the rain on the top deck of ferry return journey, I can't remember the beer I had. But, importantly, pub was busy and friendly and beer good.. Mentiioned the ferry because its magnificent travelling the Tyne at this wide point...
Barrow_Beer_Hunter - 24 Mar 2023 21:31
Handy for ferry and decent ales.
ArhurPint - 12 Oct 2014 11:14
Recent new management have seen a much needed increase in trade, the place heaving with custom during visits on several occasions in April and June 2013 the bar showed a good range of ales (nearly 10 on tap) including Boondoggle, Snecklifter, EPA, many more. Only once saw a pump not in use. Cider included Moonshine. Service responsive and polite, pub atmosphere oldie worldie with interesting pictures on walls. Beer garden overlooks the ferry landing and river and pleasant when there isn't a gale blowing off the river. Awkward steps to negotiate on way in and to the toilets if disabled.
bbcbcbsc - 23 Jun 2013 09:39
Canny little pub. Part of the 'golden 3' in shields. The others being the maltings and the steamboat, both listed on here. Good choice of beers, lovely location on the banks of the tyne. Friendly staff. Was recently closed for financial reasons, I believe, but now reopened and still a little cracker.8/10
northeastfatties - 1 Jul 2011 10:22
My third pub of the day following the Wouldhave and Rosie Malones (the latter an Irish pub by the market place and not listed on here). The Alum Ale House has a good vantage point of the ferry port to North Shields. On the opposite bank, a warship (I believe the Ark Royal) was causing some interest. Entering just before 11am, I was the first customer here. The main bar has bare floorboards, whilst a side bar is carpeted and has wood panelling with pictures of boats. The bar itself has nice tiling. The pub was cold first thing. There was no obvious TV, but the radio was playing. Live entertainment was advertised including Poker night on Mondays as well as Buskers nights and live music. I don't recall the beers, but they were all from the Marstons range. 3 clips were turned and another handpull was unclipped.
blue_scrumpy - 25 Nov 2010 21:08

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