Landmark South Shields pub Marsden Rattler set to open under new ownership
A landmark seafront pub has been taken over by new management less than a year after undergoing a £70,000 revamp.
The Marsden Rattler on Sea Road in South Shields, is now being managed by popular seafront pub The Promenade in Seaburn.
It is currently closed for refurbishment.
It looks set to open shortly following the revamp and announced the news on its Facebook page.
The take over comes just months after the railway carriage venue was reopened by Sinia Jazwi and Tom Cram in April this year, who reopened the bar and restaurant in time for Easter.
It came after the previous owners had closed the doors of the venue earlier this year.
Sinia, who also owns The Chichester Arms, and business partner Tom, who co-owns the Sandhaven Beach Chalets next door to the venue had hoped to restore the Rattler to is former glory.
Their efforts had seen them strip back layers of paint on the outside of the railway carriage to uncover its original colours of maroon and ivy.
Meanwhile the inside had been done out in a shabby chic look, to give it the feel of an old fashioned train station.
During the summer the venue’s area and big conservatory were popular features for customers.
But now its new owners look set to give it a fresh lease of life, with an official opening date to be confirmed.
And the venue looks set to create a number of jobs, advertising for the likes of chefs and bar staff on its Facebook page in October.