The Marine Hotel first opened its doors in August 1868 and was described as “a handsome new hotel”.
In the early days, the hotel was patronised by sailors looking to unwind after weeks at sea.
The Marine quickly became a den of iniquity. ‘Ladies of the Night’ would occupy many of the rooms whilst gambling, trading of smuggled goods and other underhand activities went on in the function rooms. Fights would frequently break out in the bar and a fearsome reputation was forged.
Then in 2013, 145 years after it first opened, having seen better days and with it’s reputation all but forgotten, The Marine was sold.
After a good spruce up and some TLC, the pub leapt back to life under its new owners, Alex and Steph.
The sale of contraband is no longer permitted, and bare knuckle fighting is strictly prohibited, but we’re sure you’ll still have an amazing time at The Marine!
With a fine selection of craft beers, ales, wines and spirits as well as a delicious menu prepared by our renowned chefs, The Marine is proud to be CAMRA Pub of the Year for South Shields and Sunderland 2020 and South Tyneside cider pub of the year 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2020 and now 2021 & 2022!