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The Magnesia Bank

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Big Lamp - Roon AleExcellent1
Caledonian - Surf SupGood1
Durham - MagusAcceptable1
Full Mash - TwilightGood1
Holt's (see also Joseph Holt) - TouchwoodGood1
Hydes - Over a BarrelExcellent1
Jarrow - IsisPoor1
Leadmill - Ghoast RiderExcellent1
Strathaven - Trumpeter Dark AleExcellent1
Theakston - Hogshead BitterExcellent1
Theakston - Old PeculierGood1
Wadworth - Bishop's TippleExcellent1
Wylam - BitterGood1
Jarrow - Rivet CatcherNot Tried0
Jarrow - Swinging GibbetNot Tried0
Jarrow - Westoe CrownNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Magnesia Bank, North Shields, Tyne and Wear

Visits Details

27 Oct 2013 (Stephen Harris)
This pub is now tied to the Jarrow Brewery. Evening visit. Boiserous in the Public Bar, near empty in the Lounge.
Jarrow - Isis5.00PoorA golden beer in poor condition. Sweet. Some hints of a floral hop taste, but yukky.
Jarrow - Rivet Catcher4.00Not Tried
Jarrow - Westoe Crown4.20Not Tried
Jarrow - Swinging Gibbet4.10Not Tried
23 Jun 2011 (Flying.geordie)
Afternoon visit and only a handfull of customers. One again a change of management has taken place since last visit.
Theakston - Old Peculier5.60Good
Durham - Magus3.80Acceptable
21 Oct 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Afternoon visit and a few sitting around the tables.
Holt's (see also Joseph Holt) - Touchwood3.80Good
05 Jun 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Mid afternoon and quite busy.
Big Lamp - Roon Ale4.50Excellent
Caledonian - Surf Sup4.00Good
Full Mash - Twilight3.70Good
11 Apr 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Afternoon with a few customers around the room.
Theakston - Hogshead Bitter4.10Excellent
28 Mar 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Very busy as a band is playing in the background. but rather loud for me.
Hydes - Over a Barrel4.10Excellent
05 Mar 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Busy early evening visit.
Wadworth - Bishop's Tipple5.00Excellent
14 Jan 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Quiet lunchtime visit.
Wylam - Bitter3.80Good
10 Jan 2010 (Flying.geordie)
Lunchtime visit with few customers. Happy to be drinking again after laid up with vertico.
Leadmill - Ghoast Rider5.40Excellent
07 Dec 2009 (Flying.geordie)
Early evening and quite busy.
Strathaven - Trumpeter Dark Ale4.20Excellent

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About The Magnesia Bank

The pub sign. The Magnesia Bank, North Shields, Tyne and Wear

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in North Shields, Tyne and Wear, NE30 1NH.

Corner house in Camden Street, former bank then social club turned pub and then sold to S & N so choice became restricted. Subsequently tied to the Jarrow Brewery in July 2012. Reported in October 2013 that the Jarrow Brewery has put the pub up for sale for £375,000 so could be yet another owner soon.

We have visited this pub 12 times, seen 19 different beers and tried 16 of them.

Map location

Postcode: NE30 1NH