With more than 50,000 runners finishing the 39th Great North Run in South Shields this Sunday, September 8, we’ve pulled together a list of some of the best pubs where runners and their supporters can have a drink.
The first port of call for most runners is The Bamburgh Pub on Bamburgh Avenue – just a stone’s throw away from the finish line.
Take a look at our list and let us know if you have any more recommendations.
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Slap bang next to the finish area, on race day The Bamburgh is always packed out with runners and supporters, offering plenty of atmosphere. Image by Google Maps.
Another pub just a stone's throw from the finishing area, it has seas outside with views down to the coast. It's also on the way to South Shields Metro Station for those walking into the town, and the GNR buses. On race day it will be serving breakfast until 11am and will then have a food court open in the car park. As well as the main bar inside, it will also serve drinks from its function room bar, outdoor bar and bottle bar. Image by Google Maps.
Runners won't have far to walk from the finish line to enjoy a beverage or two at this recently revamped sea front pub.
Offering great views of the beach and two outdoor seating areas, the venue is putting on an after party-style event for runners with live music from 12noon.
Taylor Payne will be on stage from around 12.30pm followed by Rivelino around 2pm, then Bessie & The Zinc Buckets and Frog on The Tyne.
Inside there will be tunes from Steve Turnbull and Davey Sax from around 1pm. Image by Google Maps.
Continuing along the seafront route into town, the New Sundial has recently undergone a revamp and offers an outdoor seating area for those wanting to enjoy a drink in the sun.
The transformed former railway carriage is a popular summer haunt of many, offering great views of the beach and a large outdoor seating area.
It's also on the seafront walk into South Shields town centre for those wanting to stop off for a rest on the way home.
On race day it will be playing disco and house music classics for runners and their supporters to enjoy.
A 20-minute walk away from the finish line, but this pub is close to Chichester Metro Station and also offers a small outdoor area.
Note: Chichester Metro Station is closed from 1pm on Sunday, September 8, until later in the day.
A few streets away from the end of the run, this pub offers a great food menu of pub classics for hungry runners to tuck into. Image by Google Maps.
If you're headed towards Whitburn and Sunderland it's worth stopping off at this iconic pub, with part of the bar sitting inside the cliffs and the other looking out over the beach.
Runners will run past this pub on the final stretch of the Great North Run. A welcome landmark on the route, runners will know they are nearly at the end of the race when they see it.
The pub is also a great spot for supporters to cheer on their family and friends taking part. Image by Google Maps.