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The Maltings, South Shields - pub details


Address: 9 Claypath Lane, South Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE33 4PG [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 38939) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Brockley Whins (2.7 miles), Heworth (2.8 miles), East Boldon (3.4 miles)

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Now shut with the failure of Jarrow Brewery. Not sure if or when it will re-open. A sad day indeed.
zipdiskdude - 6 Oct 2015 22:04
Always warm inside which is a good reason to frequent it in winter months when those real ale pubs down the riverside Mill Dam area are freezing through lack of heating. Ran by Jarrow breweries with several guest ales, quiz nights and low level relaxing music played. Very similar interior design to there other pub in Sunderland (The ISIS)
bbcbcbsc - 23 Jun 2013 09:46
Friday lunchtime, sorry, dinnertime visit. Perfect pints of Orkney Raven ale and Acorn Old Moor Porter. I had had some Jarrow beers the night before and they were great too. Blue Scrumpy has high standards and his comments are valid, but, hey, I grew up in shields and this pub is better than I would ever have imagined in this location!
dry_riser_inlet - 13 Apr 2012 18:16
Really good selection of beers and ciders, staff have always been friendly when I have visited and on every occasion have given me and anyone I have been with tastes of anything if I/we weren't sure what we fancied. Live music on regularly. Serves Thai food of which I haven't tried because I prefer a good sup instead.8/10
northeastfatties - 1 Jul 2011 10:12
The Maltings ended up as the penultimate pub on my South Shields. Sadly the last pub, the Stags Head is not listed on here and is the one pub with the most historical interest. Nevertheless, I very nearly ended up missing trying the Maltings. I visited here twice and have two very different experiences to tell. My first attempt at a drink was on Monday night. Arriving at one minute past 11pm, I was refused service. When I pointed out that the 2011 Good Beer Guide indicates the pub is open until 11:30pm and hence the reason for my visit, I was given short shrift. In fact I was told that this is to allow for 20 minutes drinking time. Now I'm generally fairly good at mathematics and I can identify that there are more than 20 minutes between 11:00 and 11:30. Nevertheless, the barmaid with an obvious chip on her shoulder was not to be moved. Wanting a half pint when the other 3 customers (2 of whom were outside smoking) all had full pints awaiting them was surely not too much for ask. But no, this charmless 'lady' was determined to make a stand. So much for the 24 hour binge culture we are supposed to be living through. South Shields licensing hours are still firmly intact. I reluctantly gave the pub a second chance the following evening. My return visit was much more pleasant and service was a tiny bit more friendly, although still a little icy. But this may have been due to the fact that I was slightly drunk in my 13th pub. Beers available were Full Mash Wild Card, Great Newsome Holderness Dark and Jarrow Joblings Swinging Gibbet, Rivet Catcher, Westoe IPA and Red Ellen. Ciders were Parsons Choice Medium & Medium Dry, Wilkins Medium & Dry and the perry was Broadoak. My cider tasted like vinegar. This bar above a brewery was quite characterful with plenty of knick knacks in cabinets. It was also bedecked with Christmas decorations. This could easily be South Shields' best pub. But please get some new staff that are interested in customer service and try not to go overboard with the range of drinks. Unless the demand is there, they're unlikely to be in the best condition. My mark of 4/10 reflects my two contrasting visits. Rant over.
blue_scrumpy - 25 Nov 2010 21:46

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