'Some great memories' - Gazette readers share their first pint tales of South Tyneside pubs

You never forget your first outing to the pub – and some great pictures from our archive prompted a trip down memory lane for many Gazette readers.

Wednesday, 19th February 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Thursday, 20th February 2020, 10:18 am

From The Red Duster to The Bamburgh, there were plenty of places to whet your whistle with your tipple of choice.

And whether it was a pint of lager, a half a cider, a Martini and lemonade or just a fizzy orange, Gazette readers all had their own fond memories to share of trips out on the town.

Gazette readers have been sharing their memories of trips to the pub.

Here is what you said on the Shields Gazette Facebook page:

Sharon Brownless: “The Westoe, The Voyager and The Balancing Eel ... I also worked [at] The Red Duster around 1986 … was a fab pub.”

Michelle Kinsey: “Not quite a pint, but a bottle of fizzy orange and a bag of crisps at the North Eastern in Jarra, when I was about four.”

Tom Ross: “I worked in The Red Duster in 1970 when I was 18. Great pub!”

Alan Gibson: “Hill Bar, great pub and some great memories.”

Jason Helmy: “The Britannia, Brian was landlord and my nanna was the cleaner.”

Pat Brennan: “Went to see the Beatles then went to The Iron Horse I was 16.”

Linda Richardson: “Half a cider at The Commando (Market Place, South Shields) when I was ridiculously under age!”

Adrienne Arthur: “15, Armstrong Hall, Martini & lemonade.”