The Swan, Heddon, a country pub in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne

We’ve got everything you need from a country pub near you. 

Originally a cottage with a blacksmiths shop next door, The Swan began life as an “ale house” in 1842, consisting of a sitting room, parlour and bar area (men only). Its owner, John Whitfield Thompson, sold it to Newcastle Breweries in 1897 where the site was demolished and then re-built as the present “Swan Inn”. It was opened up again on Christmas Eve 1899 by Mr George Reay (landlord) as a beer house.

Our menus are full of hearty favourites and country pub classics, as well as our seasonal dishes, and we’ll be ready with a well-stocked bar, including cask ales, fine wines and British gin to suit very taste - which will taste all the better when enjoyed either in our beautiful gardens or by our crackling log fires.


Charming country pubs in lovely locations

Whilst visiting our lovely pub why not take in some history and visit ‘The Broad Wall’ – a famous stretch of Hadrian’s Wall in our village. This consolidated stretch of wall was believed to have been built in AD 122.

Whether you’re out walking your dog or just exploring the local area, there’s always plenty to do around The Swan, Heddon.