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Friday, 28 August 2015

Our ultimate guide to staying in Tynemouth

Tynemouth is one of those places I would love to live and at the beginning of the Summer Holidays I was able to realise that dream when we stayed at Longsands Lodge with Cottages in Northumberland. Our 5 bedroom house was a hop, skip and a jump away from the main front street so we had lots of opportunities to road to see all the area had to offer.

The Priory Pub in the heart of the village has always been a firm favourite for drinks (and I love that it's dog friendly). We stopped for lunch as loved their homemade fish and chips for only £5.95.

Gareth James Chocolatier is an independent chocolate shop in Tynemouth. They make THE BEST chocolate brownies and you cannot visit without buying one to take home.

Dill and Bear is highly regarded coffee shop in Tynemouth - small but perfectly formed it is a wonderful place to stop for a morning coffee.

Lui's Bistro is one of our favourite place to stop for tapas with the kids. They have some fantastic deals, especially during happy hour (four tapas and a bottle of wine for £21 is a favourite).

Lola Jeans children's cutlery

Lola Jeans Buffalo Wings

Lola Jeans is hidden under a small archway in Tynemouth and is probably one of the bars we visit the most. We always order their steak platter, spicy buffalo wings and homemade chips as recommended to us by Sally when we stayed at the beautiful Martineau Guest House. Love that they have Disney Films on through the day too.


Marshalls Fish and Chip shop is like stepping back in time - everything you'd expect from an established fish and chip takeaway and restaurant - recommended to take out and enjoy on the beach.

The Gibralter Rock in Tynemouth has a reputation for it's fantastic 2 for £10 Carvery meals which we featured on the blog a few years ago. Still a firm favourite, we have been back time and time again when we fancy a proper Roast dinner.

Gulshan's

We enjoyed a lovely 'date night' at Gulshan's Indian Restaurant in Tynemouth during our last trip. We dined from the Thursday night banquet night which features popadoms and dips, a starter, main course, rice and coffee for only £12.95. Service was a little slow as they were busy but the food was spot on and we will be returning soon.


There is a wonderful market in Tynemouth station every Saturday and Sunday featuring local antiques, crafts and food. Nothing like a good browse and picking up some bargains!

The Victoria Restaurant in The Grand Hotel is the place to book if you fancy a fine dining experience. We loved our last visit featuring Monkfish tails and English Sparkling Wine.

Ora Tynemouth is the place to be on a Thursday night - 4 tapas and 2 glasses of wine for £20 plus live music in a stylish wine bar - perfect for date night.

You won't be able to miss Tynemouth Priory as it stands proudly above King Edward's Bay - it is really worth popping inside too with lots of hidden areas and bunkers to explore.



King Edwards Bay and Tynemouth Longsands are your closest beaches and they are both gorgeous with Longsands stretching for miles and King Edwards Bay feeling more like a little undiscovered cove. A trip to Crusoes on the beach is a must - they serve around 15 varieties of Sausage Sandwiches!

Tynemouth Village really does have it all and is a wonderful place to stay for a staycation or to recommend to friends and family who are coming to the region to visit. I'd love to hear where you'd recommend in Tynemouth.



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  1. Tynemouth is such a lovely place to visit. I'm gonna have to check out your recommendations. :)

    Daniella | Freshly Pressed Beauty

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    1. It really is lovely - so many different places to try.

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  2. Really great guide, I haven't been to this area yet so I'll use this when I do eventually go. Love all the cute shops etc - and glad you squeezed in a date night!

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    1. Oh you need to visit sooner rather than later! Thursday nights are usually good with a few bars offering live music x

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  3. Fab guide Sam I don't think I've explored tynemouth enough

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    1. It's such a lovely place - very child friendly too x

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  4. Love all the wonderful pics and top tips in this post, my family and I sat at the same table in Marshalls on Friday!

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  5. Planning a trip to Tynemouth this weekend! Trying to extend summer as much as possible so what better thing to do than a trip to the coast.. Those fish and chips look soooo good x

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  6. Tynemouth has changed a lot in recent years for me, I don't seem to get over to N Shields as often as I did but I love the market and Gareth's Choc shop too, the blondies are as good as the brownies so I buy one of each!

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  7. I've heard lovely things about Tynemouth. I once bartered over a Wonder Woman print with a restaurant voucher I'd won in a raffle with a man who has a sci-fi stall at Tynemouth market. True story. I love living in the North! Thanks for linking up your favourite day out to #SummerFaves

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  8. Popping back via #LoveNorthEast on Tour! Thanks for linking up. I love TynemouthMarket but haven't been in ages, must go soon

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  9. Great post! Planning on a night/day in tynemouth really soon so this is so helpful.

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    xox

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I always love reading your thoughts and comments - Sam x

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