South Shields’ live music pub put up for sale after refurbishment

The Trimmers Arms, South ShieldsGig-goers could soon see a new landlord at South Shields’ music venue The Trimmers Arms after it was put up for sale.

The large, three-storey pub/restaurant on the town’s Commercial Road, has recently been refurbished and now comprises a bar, separate lounge/restaurant area, and two two-bedroom apartments above.

Mark Worley, of estate agents Christie + Co in Newcastle, said while the pub – which in 2004 “rose from the ashes” of the former West End Vaults – had experienced a few problems over the years, it is once again trading well and is established as a live music venue.

“The Trimmers Arms has experienced a downturn in reputation and trade over recent years, however the purchase of the building by our client and its subsequent regeneration, both internally and externally, have led to a marked increase in levels of business and also in the reputation of the pub,” he said.

“Our client has now re-established the site as a live music venue and plans to reintroduce a food offering.”

According to Camra’s WhatPub database the Trimmers currently offers a rotating selection  of five cask beers, plus a real cider.

It is on the market freehold at an asking price of £360,000.