Gateshead Pubs Nicknames

Welcome to the Gateshead Pubs Nicknames page which brings you a list of Gateshead pubs that had one name but were generally referred by another nickname, often a shortened version of the Landlord/lady's name

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

Gateshead West

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

Low Fell

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,


* The Crown on the corner of the Coatsworth Road had a manager called `Vivian` who used to be part of a locally famous `Gay` show group called The Samba Six.  Previous to the Crown `Vivian` used to manage the Golden Tiger in the Newcastle Bigg Market with his show group mate `Luciel`. From the Crown, Vivian reverted back to his real name George and went on to manage the Azure Blue, where he was tragically murdered.

* Laws Herbal Supplies on Gateshead High Street sold sarspirella