The Bay Horse

Front Street, Whickham, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE16 4EF
Call: 0191 488 7960

A Lively and Traditional 19th Century in Whickham

You will always find something happening at the Bay Horse, a traditional pub in the charming town of Whickham. Turn up during a big sporting competition to find the friendly locals cheering on their teams. Come in the evenings to enjoy live music, games of pool and lively atmosphere on the weekends. In clear summer days, guests bring their drinks outside and bask in the sunshine, while winter promises roaring log fires and hearty cask ales.

The Bay Horse, or simply ‘the Horse’ as it’s known by locals, has been a fixture in the hilltop town of Whickham for well over a century now. The pub was built in the middle of the 1800s, when Whickham was just a sleepy village. It stayed on the same site, with the same name, even as the area around it transformed into a town during the 1950s and ‘60s. In fact, the Horse has become such a dependable institution in the town centre that even significant flood damage in 2012 couldn’t keep its doors closed to the public for long.

In green, picturesque Whickham, you can experience a taste of rural life in the surrounding hills and fields, while still being well-connected to the vibrant city of Newcastle. The cityscape of the former industrial powerhouse can be seen spread out in the distance from the elevated vantage point of the town. Families visiting Whickham will enjoy the nearby Beamish Open Air Museum, which recreates life in the region as it would have been during the early 1900s.

Whickham’s cheery locals come to the Bay Horse regularly, often after commuting to Newcastle’s city centre or having spent the day at work in one of the town’s own businesses. Many come to enjoy the live entertainment on the weekend or to watch sport. With multiple screens thoughtfully placed throughout the open-plan interior, guests can enjoy clear views of the action. At weekends, the pub becomes a rendezvous point for party-goers, who start their nights in the Horse before heading into ‘the Toon’.

An Adaptable Function Room with a Private Bar

Head upstairs in the Bay Horse and you will reach our spacious function room, which can host up to 60 people seated and 100 standing. The light and airy space is kitted with large HD screens and comes with its own private bar. Our friendly team are ready to welcome you to whatever kind of event you are running, whether it is work drinks, family events, birthdays or even wedding receptions. We’re happy to prep the room for business meetings, too.

A Pub for All Seasons

Come to the Bay Horse at any time for a year for a pint, some pub food and a lively ambience. Mix with locals unwinding after work, music fans attending Whickham’s annual Chase Park Festival and families spending quality time with one another. The city of Newcastle, which is packed with sights and attractions, is connected to Whickham by buses, which leave from near the station. Alternatively, drive to the pub, park up on our expansive lot and while away the hours either in our lovely beer garden or tucked up in the cosy interior, depending on the weather.

Function Room Information - The Paddock Room
Capacity 40 Private Bar Yes
Hire Costs Not Available Area Type private
Facilities Beer Garden, Coffee Machine, DVD Player, Fixed Screen, Flip Chart and Pens, Hot Water Flasks, Private Bar, Projector, Sky TV/BT Sport, TV, Wi-Fi,
Suitable Events Christmas & New Year, Conferences and Meetings, Funerals, Live Sports, Parties, Private Bars, Tour Groups,

The nearest Train Station to The Bay Horse is Dunston Station