Gateshead Pubs Nicknames
Central Gateshead Pubs Nicknames
The Princess of Wales was always called the Irish Bar.
Curley’s was the Phoenix and was named after the well-known boxer Will Crawley but known as Will Curley who ran the pub for 40 years.
The Old Nag’s Head was Tot’s after the long-term manager Thomas “Tot” Anderson.
Solly's was the nickname for the Brunswick Hotel at the top of the High Street
The Cromwell, Deckham was known as Della's
The Victoria in the Teams was always known as the Underhand.
The Foresters Arms on Derwentwater Road in the Teams was known as the Coffin because of its shape
Beaconsfield Hotel, Teams was always "The Donnie"
The Prince of Wales in Bensham was always referred to as the Hen and Chickens, it has been said possibly because of the feathers on the sign, but others have said there used to be hens running about outside
Whickham House known as Wicked Hoose
Bensham Jockey was known as Joicey's
The Beehive on Bellevue Bank, Low Fell had the nickname of Howudo because when you went in that's what the landlady would say
Traveller's Rest on Old Durham Road is known as The Quoit though few know why. It's because the pub way back was named The Golden Quoit
Ravensworth Arms (now The Fiddlers Three) was always called Finnigan's
The Hope and Anchor, which was opposite the Black House, Windy Nook was known as Perry's
Bay Horse Felling, used to be known as Paddy Norman's.
The Station, now called the Old Fox, on Carlisle Street was known as Herbie's or Herbie Hardwick's after a former manager.
'Coach and Horses', was once known as Red Robin's after the landlord, Robin Rogerson,
* Laws Herbal Supplies on Gateshead High Street sold sarspirella