Gibside pub

Visitors walking through the woods

We've made some changes to Gibside Pub. Don't panic, we still have a bar but it's part of a new and improved offer.

Just so you know...

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Within Gibside cafe, there's a bar.

Here, you can order ale on tap from Wylam Brewery, including Scorpion Lager, Red Kite and Gold Tankard. There's also bottled cider, lager and wine on offer, alongside a range of soft drinks.

Until recently, we used to call it a pub as it was open every Friday and Saturday until 9pm throughout the whole year. However, while it's open when the cafe is during normal opening hours, this summer we've introduced a new and improved programme which extends when we're open.

Summer nights is on during the summer until 15 September and means that instead of just the cafe / pub, the whole estate is open. That's right. The gardens, woodlands and play areas are open too, all until 9pm. Plus, every first and third Friday of each month during summer nights it's beer and a bite night featuring live music.

As we've extended the opening hours through to the evening, the pub / cafe is no longer free entry. It is free for National Trust members, or normal admission charges apply (including to the cafe) which allows you access to all of the grounds.

While you're here, perhaps take a short stroll across Market Place and order a wood-fired pizza from the resident pizza maker, Michael. They're available fresh to order and you can eat them at the pub or take-away, whatever suits you. 

Did we mention it's family friendly? Every member of the family is welcome - your dogs can come too and join you in the outdoor seating area.

A girl does a cartwheel at Gibside

Join us for summer nights

Bring the whole family for a day out. We're now open for longer on Friday and Saturday evenings, ideal for during the school holidays. You can join us for a free activity and then stay for tea time. There'll be street food on a Friday and the bar is open until 9pm on Saturdays too. Round off the day with an adventure at Strawberry Castle play area. (Free for National Trust members or normal admission charges apply).