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Marsden Grotto

Coast Road
South Shields
NE34 7BS

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Opening Times

11:00-23:00 Mon-Sat; 11:00-23:00 Sun

About the Pub

In the most unusual pub location in the North East and one of a few in the UK, Grotto is set inside caves in the cliffs overlooking Marsden Bay. Access is via a lift or by an external staircase on the cliff face. A third option is from the beach ( tides !)

The caves were blasted in 1782 and the Grotto even has its own entry on Wikipedia. The history of the place can aslo be read on the oub website.

There is a bar ,a restaurant and bedrooms all within the cliff caves. There is also a terrace overlooking the beach

Historic Interest

Marsden Grotto is included in the South Tyneside Council local listing of significant heritage assets. Full information is available from

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  • Garden Garden
  • Parking Parking
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  • Restaurant Restaurant Area

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Marsden Grotto

Coast Road
South Shields
NE34 7BS

Sat Nav Reference

54.977211, -1.378143


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Stagecoach NE: E1

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Marsden Grotto

Marsden Grotto

Coast Road
South Shields
NE34 7BS

Pub Features

  • No Real Ale
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Restaurant Area
  • Close to Bus Routes

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