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Great old fashioned (but new) real ale pub

Went on a Friday so a busy night. Good selection of real ales in a cosy setting with friendly staff... read more

Reviewed May 15, 2019
Great Ayton, United Kingdom
Unique pub with fine ales

Always a great selection for the real ale drinker, been in the good beer guide for years. Don’t... read more

Reviewed May 7, 2019
Billy S
South Shields, United Kingdom
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27 Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1EQ, England
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Reviewed May 15, 2019

Went on a Friday so a busy night. Good selection of real ales in a cosy setting with friendly staff and locals.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed May 7, 2019

Always a great selection for the real ale drinker, been in the good beer guide for years. Don’t expect to get fed, but I find the grease of the chips spoils the beer taste. Great spot close to the market and the ferry to the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank Billy S
Reviewed April 29, 2019

Brilliant pub, brilliant staff, and wonderful beer properly kept and served. The atmosphere is perfect and all of this makes the experience one to savour and remember...and to revisit. I want to tell everyone but at the same time keep it a secret so it...More

Date of experience: April 2019
1  Thank Ian G
Reviewed April 13, 2019

A great pub, excellent beer great atmosphere.A proper old style bar , got some interesting curios to ponder over whilst enjoying your pint. Wether you are just popping in for a quick drink or longer . Can get really full at weekends.

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Harry D
Reviewed January 16, 2019 via mobile

This is one of the now rare traditional pubs we have left in South Shields. It's located in the town centre just 5 minutes walk from the S/Shields to N/Shields ferry. They do real ales as well as the more traditional lagers and ciders. Well...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Daryn S
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

My favourite pub in South Shields, a good range of well kept real ales, and cider. The atmosphere has not changed for many years, the decor not much different to that of my first visit over twenty years ago. Constantly changing the nine hand pump...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Paul E
Reviewed July 11, 2018

Had an evening in South Shields and intended to call here for a quick pint but stayed for a couple of hours. Very friendly with a top real ale offering. Will be first on my list when I return to South Shields.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank John B
Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

The Steamboat is well worth a visit if you are passing through South Shields. A very popular little local, with classic charm and a good atmosphere. It is popular for its ales which change weekly so you never get bored with what is on offer....More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed June 19, 2018

this public house is a jewel in the in the crown of south shields in the area known as the mill dam it always has a selection of real ales to die for they are always of the highest quality and the manageress and the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank john m
Reviewed May 20, 2018

The Steamboat is a fabulous, traditional old pub that firmly fits the genre of "dockside" pub. I've been fortunate to drink in countless dockside pubs over many years, and although the docks here are long gone, the atmosphere of the bar brought back great memories....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank johnhouston2
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John R
May 10, 2019|
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Response from Ian G | Reviewed this property |
No idea to be honest but it does not look as though it has when I've been there.
amanda h
February 25, 2018|
Response from Zxcvbnmas | Reviewed this property |
On draught we have Stowford Press and in bottles Magners ,Green Goblin and lots of fruit ciders.