Seasonal food in unspoilt surroundings

The Swan in Newcastle-upon-Tyne is a country pub oozing rural charm and rustic character. Our picturesque surroundings provide the perfect backdrop for savouring the hearty, seasonal pub-food on our menu, and the carefully nurtured cask ales and fine wines gracing our bar.

Whether you are planning dinner with friends or Sunday lunch with family, book a table online and enjoy some quality time with those you love the most.

A little Pub history

Originally a cottage with a blacksmiths shop next door, but in 1842 it was made into an "ale house" known as The Swan, where it consisted of a sitting room, parlour and bar area (men only). Its owner John Whitfield Thompson, sold it to Newcastle Breweries on 5th August 1897.

The old site was then demolished and on site the present "Swan Inn" was built. It was opened up again on Christmas Eve 1899 by Mr George Reay (landlord) as a beer house.

The Amos family ran the blacksmiths shop next door until 1971 when it was incorporated into the Swan as a restaurant now known as the Amos room or old forge still with the original forge.

Village rumour has it that Bertha who was George Reay’s daughter and took over the pub after his death is a ghost in the pub as her saying was always I will never leave this pub, the bungalow next door was built for her but she never lived in it, she left the Swan in her coffin. The older villages I assumed passed down from their father says it was always called Bertha Reays pub and not the Swan for many years.