South Tyneside pubs could open again - months after facing last orders

South Tyneside drinkers could be toasting double delight '“ after hopes were raised that a pair of popular pubs could be set to reopen their doors.

Friday, 29th April 2016, 2:27 pm
Updated Wednesday, 4th May 2016, 1:55 pm

Last orders were served at both the Robin Hood, in Roman Road, Jarrow, and the Maltings, in Claypath Lane, South Shields, last October after a brewery boss was declared bankrupt.

Time was called on the businesses after Jarrow Brewery Limited, operated by borough businessman Jess McConnell, ran into financial difficulties.

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The two watering holes have remained empty since they ceased trading six months ago, but substantial offers have been lodged to purchase both properties.

An offer of £302,000 has been received by Newcastle-based agents Sanderson Weatherall for the purchase of the Robin Hood – more than double the asking price of £149,950.

And a bid of £165,000 has been made on the Maltings.

While both premises are now under offer, further bids are still being invited by the property agents.

A spokesman for Sanderson Weatherall said the potential new owners of the Robin Hood plan to reopen it as a public house.

Speaking about the potential sale of the Robin Hood, a spokesman said: “The Robin Hood is currently under offer.

“We understand the purchaser is intending to reopen it as a public house but unfortunately we have no definitive timescales on completion.”