Local The Faience Pubs Home

Faience is glazed clay tile; the clay often a by-product of coal mines. Although there have been many pubs with faience-tiled fronts around the country, there was an unusually large  cluster of seven in North Shields. Those still open are Tynemouth Lodge and The Garrick's Head; still standing, but no longer trading are The Crane House, The Berwick Arms and The Railway Hotel. The Duke of Wellington at East Howdon is now a restaurant. There was also The Crown and Sceptre and The Borough Arms (both demolished).

Tynemouth Lodge Garrick's Head
Tynemouth Lodge Garrick's Head
Crane House Berwick Arms
Crane House aka Chain Locker Berwick Arms
Railway Hotel Duke of Wellington
The Railway Hotel
Now Admiral Amusements
Duke of Wellington
Now Sambuca's Restaurant
Cumberland Arms
Slightly different, but worth a mention is The Cumberland Arms in Tynemouth
The Royal George at Walker and The Commercial at South Shields, both demolished, also appear on my 'closed pubs' pages.