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The Magnesia Bank

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1 Camden Street, North Shields NE30 1NH, England
12:00 - 21:45
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Tue 11:30 - 20:30
Wed - Mon 12:00 - 21:45
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

Cracking pub for live bands on a friday and saturday night and from 4pm on a sunday. Great staff always willing to help.

Thank stantonks
North Shields, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

The beer is good but the place is a total dump. I have a rule of thumb about places. Would my mother feel comfortable here? Well even I did not feel comfortable here.

Thank AlanBest
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

1st time in here for a while - only drinks and music but it's a fab place. Superb choice of beers - especially real ale choices! Friendly staff & great music.

Thank Steve B
North Shields, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

What can I say about our beloved Maggie bank, if you want a pub which great banter, character and happy to help, friendly bar staff the Maggie bank is for you. One of my favourite locals in shields x

Thank Rebecca B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I entered this place as a man with no name and asked for one bloody Mary. Never in the whole of Westros has one lonely traveler felt so welcome. Upon my entrance there was a lovely bearded man holding the door for me I entered upon this magnificent building and demanded a bloody Mary in which I was greeted with... More 

Thank Robert S
North Shields, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

We haven't been to the Maggie for a while, so being out on Saturday of the Bank Holiday, thought we would pop in and see if much had changed. We spent about 30 seconds inside, before getting out as quickly as we could! The bar absolutely stank of STALE URINE!!!! Totally and utterly vile, no wonder there were only a... More 

Thank Ian H
North Shields, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

This pub is sadly now but a shadow of its former self. In the early 2000's I believe it was the Evening Chronicle's Pub of the Year but has progressively gone downhill ever since the Slades left around 2006. I don't know what it is actually like on the inside because I have now stopped going there, but the outside... More 

Thank John H
Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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316 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Over the years we have been to the Maggie Bank many times, for the great beer, atmosphere and food. We used to say we visited it more than we visited our local, despite it being over an hour from home! Admittedly it's been quite a while since the last time, but when we were visiting North Shields to see a... More 

Thank gingerjudith
Montevideo, Uruguay
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115 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2016

The last time I dropped in, it was sad to see. The pub was holding a pub quiz, but seemed to have lost the lively atmosphere it once had. There were not many people there and the decor was a little tatty. It used to be a very lively place, where local bands played, but now it seems to be... More 

Thank grahamstanley
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Sadly this venue has reached an all time low. No food and a serious lack of investment. Unless you just want heavy metal music at the weekend.

Thank Haydn W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Seating, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
11:30 - 20:30
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
12:00 - 21:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Camden Street, North Shields NE30 1NH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  North Shields

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?