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.
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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.”