The Shipwrights sits on the banks of the River Wear in North Hylton, tucked away down an old country lane just off Wessington Way,

only minutes from the A19 and local Business Parks


The Shipwrights History 


The Shipwrights is a traditional country riverside pub with a history dating back some 350 years to the days of sailing ships and riverside trading.

In former days The Shipwrights was a coaching house on the way to Durham via the river road, where men were press ganged into the Navy. At low tide you can still see the slipway where they built sailing ships & launched them opposite on the south side of the river. At one time there were 14 pubs from here to the Queen Alexandra Bridge




...there's no need to be "pressed" to go to the Shipwrights, as it's a popular venue both day & night which attracts a variety of visitors. With its beamed ceilings & traditional fires it is a great place to relax & unwind.


We will take you back to the good old days when many a traveller stopped by to engage in friendly banter, a good beer and good cheer.


With a blend of contemporary and traditional in both food style and décor. The Shipwrights' restaurant has, since 2010, built itself

an enviable reputation for quality food and service in an informal and relaxed setting

We also have a spacious Bar area, with a wide range of Beers, Lagers and Ciders to whet your palette