13 of the most haunted pubs in South Shields, Jarrow, Whitburn, Cleadon and Boldon - and the ghosts said to walk them
South Tyneside is blessed with a large number of historic pubs, some of which have been serving customers for centuries.
Whether you believe in ghosts or not, the spooky tales which have attached themselves to our pubs are a chance to reflect on the history of these wonderful buildings – and those who lived in the area in much older times.
Roman soldiers, old sailors and a conscientious cleaning lady still keeping things neat from beyond the grave are among the ghosts said to walk our haunted hostelries.
Sadly, many of the area’s historic pubs have closed in recent years, with the industry facing some tough challenges even before covid.
So we have also chosen a couple of closed pubs to include at the end. Do the ghosts linger there still?