The town of Killingworth near the city of Newcastle in the north east of England has four public houses in the area so if you are a new resident or a visitor here and want to see what nightlife is available then there is a short synopsis of these bars for your info.
One of the oldest pubs in the region is the West House Inn which was converted from the original derelict farmhouse and barn that was established on the site back in the 18th Century. Located on Killingworth’s west side at West House on Garth Six, this has been restored in the style of a traditional old Northumberland Inn and has a very quaint and old-fashioned feel to it. Stepping through its doors is almost like taking a step back in time to revisit Tyne and Wear in a bygone era however the bar has a very modern selection of wines, beers and spirits with beer and ale varieties on draught and in cans or bottles too, including local brews like John Smith’s Bitter and Newcastle Brown Ale. Opening hours are from 11am to 11pm Monday to Friday and from 12 noon to 11pm weekends with food and snacks served all day and meals available too during lunch and dinner periods. There is a car park with free parking and a Beer Garden with designated smoking area outside while the interior amenities include fruit machines, a pool table and big screen TV so you can watch all your favourite sports games while you enjoy a pint and some tasty home cooked food.
Also west of the town centre, you will find The Station on Killingworth Drive another popular public house that is situated on the industrial estate. The name comes from its original incarnation which was once located next to the Killingworth Railway Station until it was demolished some time back and then rebuilt on its current site however it is still adjacent to the railway line and there is a level crossing just metres from the pub itself. Closer to the town centre, you will also find the Killingworth Working Men’s Social Club that was established when the town was developed back in the 1970’s and is still serving local residents with their favourite beer, wines and spirits at very reasonable prices. The club also has entertainment on throughout the month that includes live music and other variety-style acts, bingo and quiz nights. One of the newest and most modern drinking establishment in the town is The Shire Horse public house which opened a few years ago in May 2010 close to the new KFC fast food outlet. This is a family run business that serves food and drink that includes a wide range of real ales and a very popular carvery that has proved to be a favourite among many locals and visitors to the area. There are also two public houses in Killingworth Village that lies just beyond the town and these are the Killingworth Arms that was previously the area’s only hotel and The Plough Inn in the centre, close to the park.