Family run,
Friendly pub
Everyone is given a warm welcome by staff and regulars.
Delicious food
Expertly made with the freshest local ingredients, combined with international delicacies
A proper pub
Multi-award winning, with a broad selection of quality beers, wines and spirits

Welcome to

Our Story

The Marine Hotel first opened its doors in August 1868 and was described as "a handsome new hotel".

In the early days, the hotel was patronised by sailors looking to unwind after weeks at sea.

The Marine quickly became a den of iniquity. 'Ladies of the Night' would occupy many of the rooms whilst gambling, trading of smuggled goods and other underhand activities went on in the function rooms. Fights would frequently break out in the bar and a fearsome reputation was forged.

Then in 2013, 145 years after it first opened, having seen better days and with it's reputation all but forgotten, The Marine was sold.

After a good spruce up and some TLC, the pub leapt back to life under its new owners, Alex and Steph.

The sale of contraband is no longer permitted, and bare knuckle fighting is strictly prohibited, but we're sure you'll still have an amazing time at The Marine!

With a fine selection of craft beers, ales, wines and spirits as well as a delicious menu prepared by our renowned chefs, The Marine is proud to be CAMRA Pub of the Year for South Shields and Sunderland 2020 and South Tyneside cider pub of the year 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020.

Eat out at

The North East of England is well known for its prime quality meats, abundance of fresh seafood and delicious crisp vegetables.

Our renowned and highly experienced chefs take the region’s finest ingredients to produce timeless classics, as well as some unusual suspects for some truly unique flavours. 

With a commitment to ensuring that every plate is exceptional, and with flavours to suit every palate, we’re sure you’ll be coming back for more!

Our menu changes regularly to include the freshest local ingredients and delicacies.

Delicious Cuts BBQ'd on our Charcoal Grill

Homemade Cakes & Desserts

Light Bights and Starters to When the Appetite

Fresh Local Lobster

Freshy Ground, Barista Made Coffees

Join us for a drink!

8 Cask Ales
4 Keg/Craft Beers
4 Draught Ciders

Large selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks

As a multi-award winning bar, voted CAMRA Pub of the Year for South Tyneside & Sunderland, we take pride in the range and quality of our beers, wines and spirits.

"The beer range is excellent, the pub itself is immaculate and it’s just got something about it"
Michael Wynne, Chair of CAMRA South Tyneside and Sunderland as quoted in the Shields Gazette

Our reviews speak for themselves...

"Been coming here regularly ever since Alex and Steph took it over. The improvement has been amazing. An excellent, consistently changing selection of local ales and a good range of lagers/ciders/spirits.

Food has been top notch whenever we've eaten. The staff are all extremely friendly and laid back."
Michael C, TripAdvisor

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...most of them

"What an obnoxious set of staff we have here.the place is a disgrace to customer service and an embarrasement to shields"
Peter F, TripAdvisor