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Another night at The Steamboat

My favourite pub in South Shields, a good range of well kept real ales, and cider. The atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2018
Paul E
South Shields, United Kingdom
via mobile
Delightfully friendly pub.

Had an evening in South Shields and intended to call here for a quick pint but stayed for a couple... read more

Reviewed 11 July 2018
John B
Halifax, England, United Kingdom
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27 Mill Dam, South Shields NE33 1EQ, England
+44 191 454 0134
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 January 2015

The Steamboat is one of the last real pubs left in |South Shields, with 9 hand pulls, over 100 whiskeys and a massive selection of spirits and bottles you cant not find a drink of your liking. The bar staff and locals are really friendly...More

7  Thank Zxcvbnmas
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Reviewed 15 March 2016

As a party of 9 we attended for Mothers Day . They did not allocate a table on arrival and the large one which was available became occupied whilst we were having drinks. We did however get sat at the bar and the meal came...More

2  Thank keith m
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Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

My favourite pub in South Shields, a good range of well kept real ales, and cider. The atmosphere has not changed for many years, the decor not much different to that of my first visit over twenty years ago. Constantly changing the nine hand pump...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed 11 July 2018

Had an evening in South Shields and intended to call here for a quick pint but stayed for a couple of hours. Very friendly with a top real ale offering. Will be first on my list when I return to South Shields.

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

The Steamboat is well worth a visit if you are passing through South Shields. A very popular little local, with classic charm and a good atmosphere. It is popular for its ales which change weekly so you never get bored with what is on offer....More

1  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 19 June 2018

this public house is a jewel in the in the crown of south shields in the area known as the mill dam it always has a selection of real ales to die for they are always of the highest quality and the manageress and the...More

1  Thank john m
Reviewed 20 May 2018

The Steamboat is a fabulous, traditional old pub that firmly fits the genre of "dockside" pub. I've been fortunate to drink in countless dockside pubs over many years, and although the docks here are long gone, the atmosphere of the bar brought back great memories....More

1  Thank johnhouston2
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

Just on first pint of "Hot dog chili stout", great on a cold day, actually would be great on any day :) Great pub with a large selection of real ales well with the visit. Just need to ponder what to have next as spot...More

1  Thank Simon T
Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Popped in with my gf over Xmas for a quick drink ended up staying all night lol really nice atmosphere good beers .. oh a whiskey haha plenty of whiskey

1  Thank 4startatt
Reviewed 3 February 2018 via mobile

The Steamboat has just won Sunderland and South Tyneside CAMRA pub of the year for the 4th year in a row. A very friendly relaxed pub with great ales which are both local and national, and a huge variety of spirits which include over 50...More

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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

The Steamboat is an absolute cracking urban pub, hard to beat. Basic, but great atmosphere, loud and friendly. Real ale choice tremendous and quality top notch. Priced reasonable. Staff lovely. Got to be top pub in S Shields. Love it - my kinda pub!

1  Thank Tony B
Reviewed 6 January 2018

The beer was really good but the highlight for us was all the old photographs and artefacts. Wonderful. The bar lady was so welcoming and very friendly. The locals were up for a chat too. If we lived nearby this would be our pub of...More

1  Thank Paul C
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Response from Zxcvbnmas | Reviewed this property |
On draught we have Stowford Press and in bottles Magners ,Green Goblin and lots of fruit ciders.