Gateshead Clubs

Clubs have been around, let's say, from the 1700's and reading and community facilities for the working classes were the Mechanics Institutes which were not primarily for alcohol consumption.
This is about those that started in the late 1800's following the establishment of the C.I.U. (The Working Men's Club and Institute Union) in 1862.  The Fed (Northern Clubs Federation ) started brewing beer in 1921.


If you're interested in clubs this book by Peter Annable, priced £4.99, is highly recommended. Peter researched and wrote this book to raise funds to save the Bombers' Club from closure. It didn't prevent closure but, having done the research, Peter published the book anyway and is devoting any money earned to the SSAFA, the only forces club still in existence.
Peter deals with all clubs. This website only deals with clubs which have a bar


The hey days of the clubs were the late Forties to, say, the Seventies, when lads had to be out the house on a Saturday by about 6.00 pm to capture a bunch of seats for them and the lasses who turned up a bit later. Clubs then were for, drinking, of course , but entertainment was very high on the agenda. It was the time when you were either in a local group or a follower of a local group.
Just like pubs, there has been a massive decline in the number of clubs still existing caused by centrally heated homes, cheap booze sold by supermarkets and the smoking ban in public places

The CIU, Staff & Sports Clubs of Gateshead, including those of the past. These are those in Central Gateshead and those in other parts of Gateshead are on pages found by clicking the links above here but below the view of Gateshead thro' intoxicant eyes



  • 101 Regiment Royal Artillery
    Ta Centre, Napier Armoury, Alexandra Road, Gateshead, NE8 4HX



  • Coatsworth Working Mens Club
    111 Bensham Road
    Established 1911

  • Cotton Club
    Gateshead High Street


    Closed in 1980's


  • Gateshead Bowling Green Club
    Prince Consort Road, Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE8 1LS




  • Gateshead Corporation Sports & Social Club
    357 Alexandra Road, Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE8 4HX



  • Gateshead Ex-Servicemen's Club
    (The Bombers)
    Closed



    As it is 2017. It appears to be apartments

  • St Mary's Working Men's Club
    10 Nelson Street, Gateshead
    It was a temperance club.The chairman and staff were all women


It's the tall building with the top curved windows

  • Gateshead Masonic Hall
    Alexandra Road, Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE8 1RB





  • Gateshead Railway Club
    15 Wellington Street, Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE8 2AJ




  • Gateshead Legion Club
    142 Coatsworth Road, Bensham, Gateshead, NE8 4LL



Nursery House




  • Rutherford Association Football Club
    Beggars Wood Park, Coach Road, Lobley Hill, Gateshead, NE11 0HH




  • Saltwell Social Club Limited
    100 Saltwell Road, Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE8 4XH



  • Stormont Main Working Mens Club
    Springwell Avenue, Wrekenton, Gateshead, NE9 7JN



  • Sunniside Social Club
    Sunniside Road, Sunniside, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE16 5NA


  • Teams & District Social Club
    Derwentwater Road, Bensham, Gateshead, NE8 2SJ

  • The Carlton Club Low Fell Limited
    11 Belle Vue Bank, Low Fell, Gateshead, NE9 6BQ





  • The Central
    The Central Club, Derwent Street, Chopwell, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE17 7AA

    The Nursery Working Mens Club
    The Bensham Arms Public House, Claremont Street, Gateshead, Tyne And Wear, NE8 1SU


  • United Service Men’s Club
    Mulgrave Terrace, Gateshead
    Now a Commercial Film Studio