Salt Market Social doubles offering for reopening in North Shields - here's what's on the menu

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

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 2:56 pm
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 has gone from 220 to 400.


June’s Socials will take place from Thursday, June 10 to Sunday, June 13 and Thursday, June 24 to Sunday, June 27. 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 10th – 6pm – 11pm

::Fri 11th – 5pm – 11pm

::Sat 12th – 12pm – 11pm

::Sun 13th – 12pm – 10pm

There's plenty of beer varieties on offer

::Thu 24th – 6pm – 11pm

::Fri 25th – 5pm – 11pm

::Sat 26th – 12pm – 11pm

::Sun 27th – 12pm – 10pm

Quirky decor inside the events space

The Social will then return across two weekends in both July and August.


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.


Street food at Salt Market Social

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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