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.
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!
SJF will be adding new La Tua pasta dishes to their menus soon. From crab and squid ink pasta dishes to beetroot gnocchi, guests can enjoy an Italian treat!
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.
Tom Davison of the Ridley Arms, has been named ‘Chef of the Year’ and was delighted to receive the honour.
Our ambitious chef was awarded a set of professional knives after being nominated by his head chef.
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.
At The Pavilion on Wednesday's 6pm-9pm. Experience the enhanced flavour of our Josper Grill! Two people dine for £24.95 including a bottle of our selected wine!
Pair any main course from our Classics Menu with a pint, glass of wine or soft drink, and we will give it to you for £10 - just because its Tuesday!
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
SJF host various live music nights.
Click here to find out all times and locations.
Rockcliffe Arms Darts & Dominoes Handicap, last Wednesday in every month. £100 prize money, free entry & buffet
Enter our challenge this month for the chance to win a family lunch at The Pavilion.
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 is now available at some
of our sites, click here for more information.
SJF host regular quiz nights.
Click here to find out times and locations.
Come to The New Bridge and take part in our book swap!
10% Student Discount available at The Chillingham (Food only).
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!
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.