The Beehive, Earsdon, Whitley Bay


beehivelogoWow what a great little find. We’ve stayed in the area and visited Whitley Bay for days out from Newcastle while visiting our son at Uni and have always struggle finding somewhere nice to eat in the area.  One of the Curly One’s flatmates has been here with his parents and I’m so glad it was mentioned to us.

We visited in early April 2014 and the interior had just had a fresh lick of paint and despite a slight smell of paint in the air it was very inviting and staff were lovely. What is it about people in the North East, they’re just so chatty in a good way and you leave feeling you’ve known them forever!

Lots of little quirky rooms making nice intimate dining areas.  Decorated in creams and a heritage sage green with a great selection of artwork and objects d’art.  Our room had dogs wearing uniforms on the pictures, sounds weird but they did actually work on the walls and a great dachshund ornament I would have loved to own!

The menu had so many nice choices and apparently changes regularly to take account of seasonal and local availability.

Lots of choice from bar snacks, small plates, sharing platters and then lots of gorgeous main meals. The hardest part of this meal was choosing what we all wanted to eat!

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Bread board with marinated olives, fresh tomato concasse, balsamic and oil.

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Soup in a mug with hot beef sandwich and gravy.

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Beehive Burger with onion rings, french fries, smoked bacon, Monteray Jack cheese, gherkin and garlic mayonnaise.

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Brown crab on toast with salad and garlic mayonnaise.

A good selection of local real ales and Ringtons tea if it’s a pot of afternoon tea you’d prefer!

Outside is a good sized car park and a great outdoor space for all the family.  A small animal area and a great wooden fort for the children.  Definitely somewhere that kids would love to play on a sunny afternoon.

Highly recommend and we will be back next time we’re up there.

Their website  and facebook page

Hartley Lane, Earsdon, Whitley Bay, NE25 0SZ

0191 252 9352


Whitley Bay is full of hidden gems too so make sure you stop off at St Mary’s Lighthouse though when the tides in this is on an island but it’s a lovely little stroll across the causeway when it’s low tide.

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Good transport links to Whitley Bay with the Metro coming out from Newcastle.  This is on one of the walls at the metro station.

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Most people know we love our post boxes and in Whitley Bay there’s an Edward 8th post box as well as a very rare K4 mini post office with phone box, post box and stamp machine… amazing what you can find when you know where to look!


I was not asked to write this review and all thoughts and comments are my own.





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