Salt Market Social doubles offering for reopening in North Shields - here's the July and August dates

North Shields’ Salt Market Social street food and music event has doubled its offering as it announces its dates for Summer 2021.

Monday, 28th June 2021, 11:50 am
Salt Market Socials return

Due to popular demand the ‘Socials’ in the former Cosalt factory in North Shield Fish Quay, will move from monthly to fortnightly and, as social distancing rules relax, the capacity of the venue will go from 220 to 400.


July’s Socials will take place from July 8 – 11 and July 22 – 25. All dates can be booked now.

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The events take place in the old Cosalt factory in North Shields Fish Quay

::Thu 8th – 6pm – 11pm

::Fri 9th – 5pm – 11pm

::Sat 10th – 12pm – 11pm

::Sun 11th – 12pm – 10pm

There's plenty of beer varieties on offer

::Thu 22nd – 6pm – 11pm

::Fri 23rd – 5pm – 11pm

::Sat 24th – 12pm – 11pm

::Sun 25th – 12pm – 10pm

Quirky decor inside the events space

August dates will take place from August 5-8 and across the Bank Holiday weekend

::Thu 5th – 6pm – 11pm

::Fri 6th – 5pm – 11pm

::Sat 7th – 12pm – 11pm

Street food at Salt Market Social

::Sun 8th – 12pm – 10pm

::Thu 26th – 6pm – 11pm

::Fri 27th – 5pm – 11pm

::Sat 28th – 12pm – 11pm

::Sun 29th – 12pm – 11pm

::Mon 30th – 12pm – 10pm (bank holiday)


Each Social has five local food traders which change for each event. The Salt Market will be host to a massive range of food vendors this summer that will include Lobo Rojo and their Mexican tacos, Chef Matei Baran bringing his posh street food, Tandoori Naan Wraps from Hullabaloo, South American flavours from Cocina Peru and appearances from Red Head’s mac n cheese, Bao Down, Hatch 76 and their duck specialities, Med Head with their Lebanese flat breads, Pan Asia bringing the best Asian food and Parmorama with that great Teesside delicacy.


Sound tracking the June Socials will be a full eclectic mix of music from Mojaxx, Night Dancing, Annie Marron, Mark Armstrong and Simon Heatherington.


People can pop in for afternoon or evening drinks. Behind the bar is a large selections of local craft beers including Wylam, Full Circle, Two By Two, Almasty, Northern Alchemy and Out There plus the specially brewed Tommy Y Pale Ale as the house beer from Fish Quay neighbours Flash House. Beers are a full range from the dark to the light and from the weak to the strong.


Tables are for up to eight people and as restrictions ease the venue will also cater for larger parties. Bookings aren’t necessary from now on but reservations are advised as the Socials get fully booked and can be made via

Getting there

There’s no parking on site, but a Pay And Display parking is available on Bell Street, a 2 minute walk away. If you’re coming from south of the Tyne, it’s easily accessible from the Shield Ferry landing, which is a five-minute walk away.

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