Welcome to Sir John Fitzgerald Pubs!

Sir John Fitzgerald pubs are the perfect destinations for foodies and those seeking authentic, locally sourced cuisine in Newcastle and the wider North East area. Every dish that we serve is created using only the finest ingredients sourced from the surrounding areas, ensuring a taste that is as fresh and natural as possible. Our chefs work tirelessly to produce a range of homemade delights that cater to all tastes and preferences, from hearty meat dishes to vegetarian options.

But it’s not just our food that we are proud of. We also boast a range of quality local ales that reflect our rich heritage as a business built on real ale. Our comprehensive wine list and selection of soft drinks are equally impressive, ensuring that there is something for everyone at Sir John Fitzgerald pubs. Whether you’re looking for a fun night out or a relaxed evening meal, we have got you covered. So why not come and explore our wonderful pubs and see what all the fuss is about!

Table bookings can be made by calling individual pubs or on our book table page. All pubs will be open 7 days a week with opening times and further information available on our venue page.

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Tavern & Galley has arrived

Discover a whole new level of hospitality and refinement at the all-new Tavern & Galley, replacing the beloved Briar Dene. Step into our transformed venue and experience a delightful fusion of great drinks, delectable food, and a vibrant atmosphere that is sure to leave a lasting impression. Our commitment to excellence extends beyond our drink selection. Feast your eyes and your taste buds on our menu of delicious, locally sourced seasonal food. From farm to table, we ensure that every dish is crafted with care, using the freshest ingredients sourced from the surrounding area. Kick-start your dining experience with enticing starters that will awaken your palate. Delight in our chef's creations that showcase the best of regional produce. Indulge in hearty mains that celebrate the flavours of the season, paired perfectly with your favourite drink. End your meal on a sweet note with our decadent desserts that are guaranteed to leave you craving more. For more info visit our Tavern & Galley page.

Our Drinks

Our Sir John Fitzgerald public houses offer something for everyone, from an extensive selection of quality local ales to a comprehensive wine list and a range of soft drinks. 

Our Food

SJF pubs boast a range of great places to eat in Newcastle and the North East. Our homemade creations are produced using locally sourced ingredients, offering our an array of enticing dishes.

Introducing our Sir John Fitzgerald gift vouchers – the perfect present for spreading joy during the festive season or celebrating birthdays with a delectable touch. These vouchers unlock a world of culinary delights across our seven distinct Sir John Fitzgerald food venues, offering a diverse range of gastronomic experiences. Whether it’s a cosy family dinner, a lively gathering with friends, or a romantic evening for two, our SJF gift vouchers cater to every taste and occasion. Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable culinary journey, where they can indulge in exquisite dishes and savour the ambiance of our unique venues. Give the gift of choice and culinary adventure with SJF gift vouchers, ensuring that every celebration becomes a memorable feast.

What our customers say

We’ll worth a visit. A great menu, good staff and very good value for money. It makes other places in the locality look second rate and expensive.


The Ridley Arms

With a party of 20 you expect some slip ups etc but the food was all served together, beautifully cooked and piping hot. Service was great with no problems at all. Only down side was the air duct heating was too much for some of our party, it must be costing a fortune. Will definitely rebook. Cheers.


The Manor House

Good quality food and top class service


The Pavilion

Can’t fault the place, always friendly and helpful staff, lovely atmosphere, good food, good beer


Shiremoor Farm

Great time and great food at the Ridley Arms. The staff were all helpful and so nice. 10/10


The Ridley Arms

New menu fantastic, I had buttered chicken curry dish, and hubby had loaded fries with chicken curry, absolutely lovely, would thoroughly recommend them. Well done to the chef. Another great review for you Gill the manager as always, you and your team go above and beyond 

Jan & Ronny

Shiremoor House Farm

Excellent Sunday dinner, definitely will return.


The Manor House

First time visiting here for lunch before the rugby on Sunday. Even though it was busy, the service was brilliant. Food was delicious, me and my husband had the soup and mushrooms to start. Then scampi and a chicken dinner for our mains. Everything was really tasty and well presented. Staff friendly and attentive even though they were busy


Twin Farms

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