Live locally so frequent the Taphouse regularly. Excellent tapas with a British flavour. Don't leave without trying the North Shields crab with brown bread - delicious. Hot sandwiches, roasts, snacks - everything is freshly home cooked and very reasonably priced. Good range of continental beers for a local bar too. Staff are very friendly, and there is always a good atmosphere. Some small tables outside to sit and watch the ships sail by on the river.