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Newcastle Historic Pub Walk
Discover 6 historic pubs with our circular walking route around the Quayside area of the culturally vibrant city of Newcastle.
Historic England is not endorsing these venues but merely providing information on the building and its architecture, which the reader (and drinker) might find interesting.
Our first stop on Newcastle’s Quayside is The Red House (now The Redhouse Pub), from which you can enjoy views of the Tyne Bridge.
This Grade II* listed 17th-century building with painted red brickwork and exposed beams was refronted in the early 18th century.
The next stop is literally over the road, at 13 Sandhill.
Built in 1879 by Edward Shewbrooks for W.A Oliver, this Grade II listed building sits alongside numbers 15 and 17 as one of a trio of listed stone buildings in Free Baroque style.
Around the corner is 25 King Street, once offices but now a bar and restaurant, built around 1890 in the Jacobethan style.
The decorative arch above its doorway bears Newcastle upon Tyne’s coat of arms, with a shield of three castles supported by two mythical seahorses.
Built in the late 18th century, 63 Quayside was one of only a few Quayside buildings to survive the 1854 Great Fire of Newcastle and Gateshead.
The building was historically home to Matthew S. Dodds, a printer of books, maps and charts that sailors setting out to sea would come to buy. The original 'Charts' signage can still be seen painted on the front of the building.
Originally built as a warehouse in the late 18th or early 19th century, 25B Broad Chare now houses a "proper" traditional ale house.
Its exterior features small windows in segmental arches, and a central wagon door below Dutch loading doors on the upper floors.
Our final stop is Akenside House, on Akenside Hill, named after the local poet Mark Akenside (1721 to 1770).
This Grade II listed building was originally offices, built in 1902. The polished dark granite ground floor is now home to the Akenside Traders public house.