Hadrian Road

Hadrian Road metro station is largely residential between Howden and Wallsend. As such, there isn’t much in the way of pubs nearby. We left the station via platform 1 and walked North onto South Terrace, then turned left onto Wallsend High Street and you’ll find The Coach and Horses about 8 minutes down on the left.

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I have to be completely honest and say that our visit left me feeling a little sad. Not because it was a bad pub, in fact quite the opposite. What made me sad was when we walked in we were greeted with a smattering of customers, and an empty bar (by that I mean the fridges and optics were completely bare) We were informed by the extremely friendly barman that all they had to offer was Fosters. Sadly, this absolutely beautiful building has been sold, and they were selling off their stock.

As we sat down with our 4 halves of Fosters we couldn’t help but wonder what on earth happened. The building is absolutely beautiful, and ginormous, and in fact it must have once been such an important part of the community that it’s actually attached to the town hall. At one time money was spent and love and attention was given to this place but unfortunately it’s not been treated kindly by the ebb and flow of economics in more recent times.

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I was unsure as to whether to include it in the guide at all, and just write off Hadrian Road and a station that simply does not have a pub you can visit, however with any luck whoever now owns the Coach and Horses will be able to give it a new lease of life and restore it to it’s former glory. It would be such a huge shame to not inject a bit more soul into what seems like the forgotten end of Wallsend High Street.

Contact:

Address: 261 High St E, Wallsend NE28 7RT

Find out where else we’ve been on our metro pub adventure here

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