The Staith House

“Great local produce on the regenerated Fish Quay” - AA Inspector



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John Calton used to dream of owning his own place on the North Shields fish quay. After working with some of Europe’s top chefs his dream finally came true in 2013, when he took on this historic pub, inspired by local produce and the area’s recent regeneration. Regular tasting menus and a nine course fish and seafood option, are offered, or you can explore the best the region has to offer from the carte. Smooth duck liver pâté, maybe, or Staithy fishcakes, to start; mains might include roast rump of lamb, buttery mash, sweetbreads and girolles; or pan-roasted gurnard, red mullet sauce and parmesan. Please note, children are welcome until 7.30pm.

The Staith House
57 Low Lights, NORTH SHIELDS, NE30 1JA


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Room Rates
  • Main course from: £1
Opening Times
  • Closed: 2
  • 2

About The area

Discover Tyne & Wear

The metropolitan county of Tyne and Wear encompasses Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Gateshead, South Shields and Sunderland, as well as part of Hadrian’s Wall. The county is cut through by the two rivers after which it is named. The area grew prosperous on coal and shipbuilding, and buildings of Victorian grandeur reflect its heyday. George Stephenson established an ironworks here in 1826, and the first engine on the Stockton and Darlington railway was made in Newcastle.

Newcastle’s ‘new castle’ is believed to date from the 11th century, though the present keep dates from the 12th. Other ancient buildings include the cathedral and Guildhall, while contemporary constructions include the Metro, which links Newcastle to Gateshead (along with several bridges), and the Metro Centre in Gateshead, Europe’s largest indoor shopping and leisure complex.

Jarrow, five miles east of Newcastle, is remembered for the Jarrow Crusade of 1936, when 200 men marched to London to bring attention to the plight of unemployed shipbuilders. The town was also the home of monk-scholar, the Venerable Bede, whose 8th-century work, Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, was the first important history written about the English.

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