Gateshead Pubs starting with W

This is a record of Gateshead pubs starting with W, that has ever been, as best as is known.

It's open if the name's in red, 
Go get a pint, with a frothy head. 
If its name's in brown, 
It's gone..brown bread...dead
If the name's been changed
It's in a blue hue
And the new name
Is provided for you


216 High Street

1844 Thomas Wilson
1853 C. Stephenson
1865 James Allen
1879 I. Brown
1907-34 Ralph Crow

Waggon Inn 

Eighton Banks Gateshead 
Rob's Visit: 14/3/04
Rob's Score: 7
1914-25 John Moore
1934-38 Thomas Clark

As of 2016

Waggon Team  


Team Valley Gateshead 
Rob's Visit: 8/7/03
Rob's Score: 7
1939 Newcastle Breweries Ltd


Bill Quay  Gateshead
Rob's Visit: 23/5/04
Rob's Score: 3

As of 2016

1903-05 James Walker
1907-39 Richard W. Duncan


Metro Centre, Gateshead
Jon's Visit: 17/10/2016
Jon's Score: 9
This is a very well patronised pub..more so than other "pubs" in the Metro Centre. It is the only real pub in the Metro Centre. All others are eating places that serve drinks..some have been included on this website


Felling Gateshead 
Rob's Visit: 14/9/03
Rob's Score: 8

Real Ale pub.Very good.

The original Wheatsheaf was next to the pinfold in Nether Heworth and many vestry meetings were held in the parlour early in the 19th century, instead of at the presbytery across the road. Cattle drovers used the Wheatsheaf to quench their thirsts, while their animals rested in the enclosure. The building was pulled down in about 1898, when the North Eastern Railway Company, to make a cutting crossed by a new bridge, excavated a tunnel. The public house in the photograph was built in 1907...or was it renovated in 1907...see below

1938 William Charlton

As of 2016..with new neighbours

If the one at Nether Heworth was pulled down in about 1898 this one must be its replacement about then, so the one marked 1907..just 9 years later, must be this building renovated...mustn't it? Indeed, the first floor was rebuilt


3 High Street

1844 Alexander Fulton
1846 Ann Fulton
1853 J. Laurence
1865 Ann Laurence
1879 R. Thompson
1907 S. Suffern

Wheatsheaf Inn

Sheriff Hill

1827 Michael Ewbank
1844 Thomas Carr
1856-57 W.R. Oswald

Wheatsheaf Inn


1827 Daniel Winter (also a Cooper)
1844 Jane Winter
1855 Fred Willshire
1882 George Metcalfe
1894 Robert Jefferson
This pub was often used for Vestry & other meetings. For example after Felling Pit Disaster there was a meeting in the Wheatsheaf chaired by John Hodgson when it was decided to raise funds for the victims' dependents.
The pub was close to the penfold and animals were rested in the penfold while herders partook of refreshment. Later, after its demoltion The Wheatsheaf in Carlisle Street took its licence/name


Felling Shore

1827 William Forster

Wherry Inn

Long Rigg, Swalwell

1865 Forster Nowal
1894-1918 Edward Myers
1931 William J. Hancill

Whickham House    

Bensham Gateshead
Rob's Visit: 1/12/03
Rob's Score: 5

As of 2016

White Bear

Salt Meadows

1827 Ann Forster
1844-65 William Mitchell

White Mare Pool Hotel


1807 Ralph Shorter
1855 Andrew Scott
1894 William Duncan
1934 James Wilkinson

White Swan Hotel.. see also Swan

Windy Nook

1844 Robert Robson
1907 J. Anderson
1929-39 H. Oubridge

White Swan 

Greenside Gateshead
Rob's Visit: 25/9/04
Rob's Score: 7

1934 Robert Tait

As of 2016

William IV

                                       This is William IV
1934 T. Anderson
1907-39 Robinson & Anderson

Tot Anderson was the well known and well - liked landlord and owner of the William IV public house on Bottle Bank. He died in 1937 and the Gateshead Post note: "People lined every inch of the route to St Mary's Church in Gateshead where a service was held" Mr Anderson was buried at Gateshead East Cemetery.

Robinson & Anderson...Tot Anderson was the publican

Bottle Bank

-1934 Tot Anderson..very popular publican. His funeral

William IV

10 High Street

1865 John Brewis

William IV


1846-53 Ed. Arkle
1865 Roger Middleton

William IV

24 Bridge Street

1838 William Kenmir

William IV 

Birtley Gateshead
Rob's Visit: 3/12/03
Rob's Score: 4

1914 Joseph Henry Gash
1934 Harold Redvers Armitage
Now a restaurant

William IV 

High St  Gateshead  288?
Rob's Visit:12/11/03
Rob's Score: 5

1838-53 John Eden
1865 Nancy Eden
1879 Mrs S. Wardle
1907 Swinburne & Co
1934 Fras. Jsph. Crilley
1939 Newcastle Breweries Ltd

As of 2016

William IV 

231 High Street

1844 John Miller
1853 Elizabeth Bowlt
1879 J. Carter



Leam Lane  Gateshead
Rob's Visit: 23/01/05
Rob's Score: 7    
Now demolished


Charles Street

1853 Jane Hindmarsh
1865 Isabella Routledge
1879 T. Brown
1907 J. Watson

Woodmans Arms   

Whickham Gateshead 
Rob's Visit: 7/6/05
Rob's Score: 7
1865 Richard Maughan

As of 2016


Springwell  Gateshead           
Rob's Visit: 9/2/04
Rob's Score: 2