The Black Horse Monkseaton

Welcome to The Black Horse Monkseaton Kitchen and Bar based in the heart of Whitley Bay. Since opening our doors on the 1st December 2017, we have already established ourselves as the place to dine in the Monkseaton / Whitley Bay area among the coastal foodies. How have we done this?  It is our remit to offer food par excellence. The best Sunday roast, familiar pub-grub carefully prepared to a high standard and some of the best vegan food in Newcastle. We also offer a great choice of vegetarian and gluten-free food, add to this the best service, atmosphere and entertainment and you can see why our menu is winning so many plaudits already. 

Our award-winning Chefs will take your pallet on a journey of culinary delight as our carefully selected, seasonal, street food options are already the envy of the coast.  

Our track record speaks for itself, gaining a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in record time and recording straight 5 star reviews across our social media platforms, no mean task as I'm sure you will agree.  

Not only this but we also pride ourselves on being the go-to venue for Entertainment.  Famous faces from the world of sport and music regularly appear at the Black Horse Street Food Kitchen and Bar as well as the very best on the regional music scene. We are also home to the Why The Long Face? Comedy Club.  

We really are your very own City of Entertainment!  

Dine, be entertained, relax or even just kick back and enjoy a beer with friends....it's your choice.  

We are food, We are drink, We are entertainment, we are the Black Horse  Kitchen and Bar and we look forward to seeing you all soon! 


Tel : 0191 289 6335

Opening Hours

Mon-Thu 12-11pm

Fri-Sat 12-12am

Sun 12-11pm

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Please note that service times may vary depending on entertainment schedule.

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The Black horse monkseaton

Front Street
Whitley Bay
United Kingdom

 The Black Horse 1934

The Black Horse 1934


The very first Black Horse Inn was built in 1793 and was originally a two-storey stone structure which was remodelled some years later to include a third floor.

During its lifetime, it has been used as a public meeting place, the earliest example of which was indicated in the Newcastle Courant dated 1798 in an article which read; ‘At Gawen Watson’s sign of the Black Horse, a meeting of the creditors of Timothy Duxfield will be held on the Twenty Fourth day of September 1798’.

 An old document dated 1815 describes the premises in possession of a Peregrine Henzell; an innkeeper of Newcastle, and Reay Johnson Archbold, late of Morpeth, and described as; ‘A messuage or dwelling house, used as a Public House, with a yard and a garden behind the same’.

 In 1827 and 1828, the proprietor was recorded as a Thomas Yellowley, followed in 1834 and 1841 by a John Duxfield, and in 1845 by a Henry Whitfield.

 The Black Horse 1950

The Black Horse 1950

Records indicate that by 1855 the Black Horse Monkseaton was actually closed as a Public House however it still retained a licence to sell ales and spirits. It was occupied at this time by a George Davidson, a local Blacksmith and Cartwright when it was used as a venue for winter assemblies which sometimes involved dancing until the early hours.

A notice in the Shields Daily News dated 16th September 1865 advised that the Black Horse was to be sold by auction and described as follows;

‘All that very commodious road-side inn, known by the sign of the ‘Black Horse’, situate in the village of Monkseaton, as in the occupation of Jane Dawson, a yearly tenant; annual rental, £15’.

 In 1869, the premises were sold to a John Elliott, and by 1887 were being run by a Joseph Bell.

In 1897, the landlord is recorded as a William Hills, who died in 1908, but strangely enough, was still recorded as the licensee in 1910.

 The Black Horse 1925

The Black Horse 1925

The Inn thereafter came under the ownership of Robinson and Anderson, a company who applied to the Whitley and Monkseaton Urban District Council to demolish and then rebuild the premises to a new design on the same site.

This application was approved in March 1936, and demolition work began almost immediately which included some of the adjoining cottages situated next door.

The Black Horse was immediately rebuilt on the same site to its present design, and with only a few cosmetic alterations to the exterior over the years, still stands to this day.

© Charlie Steel 2018