The Criterion, The Greyhound and The Steamboat: Your favourite South Tyneside bars and pubs for jukebox music
Get your requests ready!
It’s time for a weekend trip to the pub and we’re waiting to hear your top choice songs on the jukebox.
The Shields Gazette readers have been shouting out their favourite bars and pubs – past or present – for jukebox music, the perfect accompaniment to a few shandies down the local.
Are you the first in the queue at The Criterion with a list of requests as long as your arm? Or does an evening getting lost in the tunes at The Steamboat sound perfect?
The County: Recommended by Mark Anthony Holmes, Dave Robertson, Irene Herron and Angela Brown. Irene said: “County was brilliant, especially on afternoon visits from work.”
The Criterion: Recommended by Paddy Gourley, Liz Lewis Scorer, Alan Nesbitt, Denise Houston and Paul Garland. Paddy said: “Criterion in the ‘80s … great music!”
The Greyhound: Recommended by Rose Garvin and Robert Weightman. Rose said: “The Greyhound had a brilliant jukebox in my teens.”
The North Eastern: Recommended by John Heston, Andi Shandi Martin, Dawn Hassen, Lynne Russell and Phil Short. Phil said: “Sunday nights were class.”
The Ship and Royal: Recommended by Len Benham, Geoff Cowens and Maureen Allen. Maureen said: “Ship and Royal in the ‘90s.”
The Steamboat: Recommended by Susan Ainsley, Andy Barker, John Sutherland, Lee Hartley, Neil Ritchardson, Oliver Wallhead. Lee said: “Forever and always.”
Other favourites included The Borough Arms, the Mill Tavern, the Pickwick Arms and The Voyager.