Tram Inn
Market Place / South Shields

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    Market Place, South Shields, NE33 1BH
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About The Venue

A FAMOUS South Shields pub will soon be back on track – as the Tram Inn. Formerley Rosie Malones in South Shields Market Place has now closed its doors.

But it is to reopen at Easter under a new owner and with a new identity that harks back to the bygone days of the Second World War.The premises was known as the Tram Hotel when the Market Place was bombed back in 1941.It later became the Mermaids Tale, and in recent years has been the Irish-themed Rosie Malones.

Now Leanne Henson, landlady at the town’s Alum House, is taking over the outlet and turning it into a real ale bar, to be known as the Tram Inn.It’s something of a labour of love for Leanne, whose late father Bob Henderson ran the Market Place bars The Commando and the now-demolished Brigantine.

The hope is to build on the success of the Alum House, which has 12 real ales on sale at any one time.Leanne said: “We are getting well away from the image of it as an Irish-themed pub.

“My plan is to have eight real ales on sale and to make it a sort of louder version of the Alum, with live music on a Friday and Saturday.“We’re getting new signage and the plan is to be open for Easter.“There’s a sense of going back to the pub’s roots. As soon as I knew it was available, I was interested because of my family’s roots in the Market Place.“This is an exciting venture. We’ve been at the Alum House for three years and we hope to build on the success we’ve had there.

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