‘North Shields Public Houses, Inns & Taverns Part Two’ completes the story of the area’s pubs by local author and historian Charlie Steel. Part One of the series covered the pubs in the centre of North Shields. This second volume includes the many public houses, inns and taverns in the surrounding area.
This book features the coastal area of North Tyneside and the nearby villages which include Percy Main, Chirton, and Preston along with neighbouring Tynemouth, Cullercoats, Whitley Bay, Monkseaton and Earsdon Also included are those villages just over the North Tyneside boundary, namely; Old Hartley, Seaton Sluice, Seaton Delaval and Holywell.
The book is a history of the local pub and brewing trade spanning almost two centuries. The author brings the story up to date by including the many pubs that have closed in recent years and the changing nature of how we drink in this country. As many traditional pubs have slowly disappeared, this book gives a glimpse into the various licensed premises present and past, which were and, in some cases still do, form an important part of our local community.