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Pub Finder

We have a fantastic range of Public Houses and Great Food Pubs throughout the North East.

Our Bakery

Our Bakery

Freshest croissants, cakes, pastries and traybakes all made from the finest ingredients.

Cafe Royal

Cafe Royal

A contemporary European café bar where you can relax and truly indulge your taste buds.

Welcome Places to eat and drink across the North East

For nearly 100 years Sir John Fitzgerald’s unique and individual Real Ale and Great Food Pubs have provided a warm North East welcome to regulars and visitors in Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough, Whitley Bay and the coast. We also have our stylish and contemporary Café Royal restaurant in Newcastle.


Many of our pubs have become historic landmarks in the North East. Each of our pubs are unique and individual however they all have the unmistakable SJF mark of quality running throughout each and every one. Our pubs are managed and run by staff who really care about providing exceptional quality and a warm, welcoming experience to all of our visitors.


Our wide range of exceptionally kept cask ale and excellent wines are just one of the reasons we regularly win awards. Many of our venues are voted as the most popular traditional pubs across the North East. We ensure our pubs are safe, friendly environments which provide great value for money.


Sir John Fitzgerald is still a family run business and we continue with the same passion for great beers, wines, whiskeys and high quality home cooked food. We ensure our visitors have the perfect pub experience and using the finest fresh ingredients sourced from across our wonderful North East region.


When you visit a Sir John Fitzgerald Pub we want your experience to be exceptional.


Hospitality the way it should be.



Sir John Fitzgerald has a lot on its plate this month with the launch of its ‘bring on spring’ event which will bring together three local food experts to offer customers a unique dining experience.

Head Butcher of the acclaimed Blagdon Estate, Simon Osborne and premier chefs Darren Lawton and Paul Jewel from Sir John Fitzgerald, will join forces at Twin Farms, Newcastle to host the event over two evenings on 24th and 25th March.

The three who are renowned in their fields will collaborate to showcase a variety of unique lamb dishes and will delight guests with stories revealing the many secrets behind rearing, selecting, preparing and cooking great lamb.

Diners will enjoy a five course gourmet dinner on the evening while sampling specially selected tasting wines, chosen to compliment each dish on the specially designed menu.

On the mouth-watering menu will be; confit duck and chicken terrine with orange and watercress, Blagdon Estates spring lamb cooked three ways (twelve hour cooked belly, roasted cutlet and lamb bon bon) served with fondant potatoes and spring vegetables.

Book now to avoid disappointment! Tickets for ‘Bring on Spring’ are £35 per head and are available over the bar and via telephone order from the following venues;

Twin Farms, Kenton Bank Foot, call 0191 286 1263

The Ridley Arms, Stannington, call 01670 789 216

Café Royal, Newcastle, call 0191 231 3000



Living North's Mens Editor, Matthew Ketchell, donned his whites to join our team of chefs at January's chef school. The theme of the day was healthy eating and gluten-free dishes and head chefs from all Sir John Fitzgerald establishments came along to perfect their skills and experiment with new menu ideas.

Read all about his experiece on the Living North website.

A full story and pictures from the day can also be read in this month's issue of Living North, out now!


Sir John Fitzgerald's January chef school made headlines in The Journal. Journalist Kerry Wood went behind the scenes working with our head chefs - check out the piece on The Journal Online.

Led by food Development Manager Darren Lawton and Business Development Manager Adrian Watson, the team of head chefs were put through their paces as they learned brand new techniques and recipes for the new seasonal menus.


The Pavilion has an exclusive offer for More Card holders at Cobalt, the UK's largest office park.

Get Buy One Get One Free on glasses of Prosecco throughout the month of March with your MORE Card at The Pavilion, Backworth!

Visit the More Cobalt website for more information! 


Sir John Fitzgerald's Adrian Watson and Gavin Groombridge will be cooking up this month at Living North LIVE!

The two top chefs will be demonstrating live at the event showing visitors how to perfect their cuisine skills to create the perfect dishes.

Adrian and Gavin's live demonstration will be at 2pm on Friday 21st March at Newcastle Racecourse.

Book your tickets now.


The warmer weather is here and it's the perfect time to visit one of our SJF venues to enjoy an al fresco dining treat or a refreshing drink.

The Ridley Arms, The Pavilion, The Manor House, Shiremoor House Farm and Twin Farms have stunning outdoor terraces, perfect for relaxing with a pint of real ale or a chilled glass of wine after a busy day!

Take advantage of the sunny weather at SJF!

What's On

pop-up BBQ

Pop-Up BBQ

Watch out for the return of our Pop Up BBQ COMING SOON!

Grill Night

Thursday Grill Night

At The Briar Dene on Thursdays 5pm-8pm. Enjoy 2 meals from our Grill Menu and a bottle of selected house wine for £22

Fish Friday

Fish Friday

What a catch! Our chefs select the best fish each Friday. Available at The Ridley Arms, The Pavilion, Twin Farms, The Manor House & The Green


Live Music

SJF host various live music nights.
Click here to find out all times and locations.


Darts & Dominoes

Rockcliffe Arms Darts & Dominoes Handicap, last Wednesday in every month. £100 prize money, free entry & buffet


Chef's Challenge

Enter our challenge this month for the chance to win a family lunch at The Pavilion.

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Traditional Sunday Roast

Come and enjoy Traditional Roast with us! Every Sunday from 12 noon

Sunday Roasts are available at various SJF pubs. Click here to find out all times and locations.

BT Sport available now

BT Sport is now available at some

of our sites, click here for more information.

Quiz Night

Quiz Nights

SJF host regular quiz nights.

Click here to find out times and locations.


Book Swap

Come to The New Bridge and take part in our book swap!

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Student Discount

10% Student Discount available at The Chillingham (Food only).

Craft Fair

Craft Fair

Come and visit the The Stannington Art and Craft Fair at Stannington Village Hall near The Ridley Arms! It takes places on the first Sunday of every month from 12.30pm to 5pm. Entry is free!

Food & Drink

At Sir John Fitzgerald we are proud to offer you food that is freshly prepared using the finest and freshest local ingredients, along with excellently kept cask ales, extensive wine lists and a wide range of spirits. Like our pubs, all our dishes are individual and unique with an unmistakable mark of high quality running throughout. This results in high quality, delicious and traditional food, all enjoyed in stunning locations.

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