North East

Covering Co Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear

Firkin Alley

2 Bakery Mews
rear of 20 Horsemarket
Barnard Castle
Co. Durham DL12 8LZ

Tel: 07825 727660 / 07825 727660

Micropub established in 2016 housed in an ex-bakery storeroom, difficult to find down an alley off the main street. Very tastefully fitted with warm wooded surrounds. Bar downstairs with spacious and comfortable room upstairs. Ever changing ale selection, mainly from the region and changing cider selection.

Foxes Den

2-4 Riverside
NE65 9EA

Tel: 07957 721066

Cellar bar beneath the Running Fox bakery and café (directly accessed by door on main street); a sister micropub to The Office, Morpeth. Opened April 2016 with four changing cask ales. A most welcome addition to the mid-Northumberland pub scene.

Front Street Tap House

17b Front Street
Whitley Bay
Tyne & Wear
NE25 8AQ

Opened December 2018 in a former florist shop on the main street. There is one main room including the bar, with a smaller raised area to the rear. It features four handpumps and four keg taps featuring beers from local breweries.

Golden Smog

1 Hambletonian Yard
Co. Durham
TS18 1DS

Tel: 01642 385022

Stockton’s first micropub which opened in August 2014. Besides the four real ales and two real ciders, an impressive range of Belgian beers, some familiar, most not so familiar, are served in matching glasses in the continental way. Half pint and third pint glasses are also available.

Green Hops Real Ale Bar

55 The Green
Co. Durham
TS23 1EW

Tel: 01642 205025

Opened in December 2014. The town's first micropub. Serving two regular and two changing cask ales. Ciders and perries are also available, along with gins and whiskies. Third of a pint beer/cider bats are available.

Heaton Tap

41A Warton Terrace
Tyne & Wear

Micropub and bottle shop in Heaton that opened in 2017. The front room has the bottle shop including a good range of premium bottled beers. Four real ales are served with three real ciders and one perry are also available.

Hop 77

77 Station Road
NE63 8RS

Ashington's first micropub opened in a former shop unit in September 2019. Comprises a single room with a bar counter in one corner. Furnishings are a mix of sofas and free-standing tables and chairs. Three changing cask ales are served.

Hydes Bar

Rowan Yard
Billingham Road
Co Durham TS20 2RZ

Tel: 01642 550662

Micropub which opened in December 2016. Has been sensitively renovated and refurbished in keeping with the long history of the building. There is a mixture of comfortable sofas, wooden tables and chairs with high stools at the bar and bi-folding doors onto the patio area. Besides the four real ale pumps, four ciders are also served. A fine selection of gins is also available.
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