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The Three Horseshoes is proud to have two sister venues providing the same high quality service, fine food and drink and atmosphere you love at the Three Horseshoes Leamside. Please read below for further information on our two other venues in the north east of england, The Kings Arms in Sunderland and the The Courtyard in Washington.

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Red Kite Winlaton ImageThe Red Kite, Winlaton Mill, Spa Well Cl, Blaydon-on-Tyne

The Red Kite has a new look with new dining areas, new kitchen, coffee service and refurbished rest rooms. All meals are made using fresh, locally sourced ingredients wherever possible. And, with the exception of our bread and ice-cream, everything from the chips to the sauces, are made from scratch on the premises.

Outside the pub there is a large car park area, planting and garden furniture to entice walkers on the Derwent Walk and dogs are very welcome.


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the kings arms sunderland real aleThe Royal George, Old Shotton, Peterlee, County Durham

A traditional British pub hidden in the village of Old Shotton with simple, honest and traditional values. Good Beers, Good Food and Good Company!

All our food is freshly cooked on site, with the bread being the only thing we don’t make ourselves. Seasonality and local ingredients are top of our priority when creating our menus, using as many local suppliers and products as possible. Our aim is to cook simple, non pretentious, comforting food suitable for the whole family!

Alongside good food goes good beer…where do we start ….. ‘The Leamside Brewery’ is housed at The Three Horse Shoes where Martin and his team brew 4 House Ales every week, as well as the odd one or two specials popping up on our bars and in beer festivals around the North East. Therefore it goes without saying we always have a good supply of ‘Leameside Ales’ on our bar alongside some good old favourites such as Timothy Taylors ‘Landlord’, and Thornbridge's Jaipur IPA.

And as for the good company…that’s up to you to provide! But one things for sure you will never be lonely at ‘The George’, we’re never short of a bit of banter!


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the kings arms sunderland real aleThe Kings Arms, Beach Street, Deptford, Sunderland

The Kings Arms is a real gem of a pub with a wood paneled bar. The first mention of the pub on the site is in 1854 and the bar is typical of detail work carried out by local craftsmen of the period both internally and externally. The Kings arms is a multi award winning pub notably local Sunderland & South Tyneside CAMRA pub of the year 2005, 2006 and 2007 and also regional winner in both 2006 and 2007 going forward to the national stage.

The bar features nine hand pumps with Timothy Taylor’s Landlord as the resident beer plus seven guest ales and one real cider. The guest ales are sourced from all over the country and many are not seen anywhere else in the area. Such breweries are Newby Wyke from South Lincolnshire, Red Lion from Ossett and Brown Cow from Selby.

There is always a strong North-East influence with ales from the likes of Big Lamp, Bull Lane, Durham , High House Farm, Mordue, Jarrow, and Wylam .The pub is located in the old industrial heartland of Deptford where shipbuilding was once the foundation of the town and being only 10 minutes from the city centre is well worth a stroll.

The Kings has views over the River Wear to the Stadium of Light which is only a short walk with ample match day parking ideal for a pre or post match pint. There are three large screen TV’s in the Kings should you wish to watch the sporting action in more comfortable surroundings.

A beer garden with Marquee is located to the rear of the pub. The Marquee, which hosts live music in the summer months is also available for private hire. For enquiries please contact Martin on (0191) 5679804 for further details.

And if you're feeling a little peckish on your visit try one of our superb toasted paninis.

Opening hours

11am – 11pm (midnight Friday & Saturday),

12pm – 11.00pm (Sunday).

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the courtyard washington restaurant and barThe Courtyard, Washington

The Courtyard is a modern café bar set within the delightful surroundings of the council run Arts Centre Washington in Fatfield. Situated in the heart of Washington, the Arts Centre is both accessible for locals as well as for people from further a field.

Set in open grounds the Arts Centre has ample free parking there are nearby links with regional and local bus services

We operate the bar on a franchise basis from the City of Sunderland council. Through our knowledge and expertise gained from running one of the best real ale houses in the North East, it has been possible to turn the Courtyard from a quiet café bar located within an arts centre, into a thriving locals bar, arguably serving the best quality real ale in Washington. We have been listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for eight consecutive years now and was runner up in the Sunderland and South Tyneside CAMRA pub of the year 2008

The Courtyard operates a continuous cask ale programme sourcing ales from the very best micro brewers across the whole of the UK, and in doing so has introduced customers to a vast range of ales which they were unlikely to have sampled anywhere. Seven cask ales and at least one real cider are available at any one time. We showcase in the region of 15 to 20 different ales every week. The range is also complemented by a good selection of bottled Belgian beers.

The Courtyard hosts an annual beer festival each year over the Easter Bank holiday which expands on this programme and for the period of the weekend will have at least forty ales and ciders on offer at any one time.

There is a whole programme of events held in the bar during the week including quiz nights (General Knowledge Quiz - Thursday and Entertainment Quiz - Sunday) and live music featuring the now locally renowned Fatfield Buskers on a Monday evening. Excellent quality home cooked food is served daily from 12.00pm till 2.00pm Monday to Saturday, 4.00pm to 7.00pm Wednesday to Saturday and 12.00pm to 5.00pm Sundays from an extensive menu with daily blackboard specials also available. Early Diner menu available 4.00pm until 6.00pm with 2-courses for £7.95 and 3-courses available for £9.95.

The Courtyard also provides catering facilities within the Arts Centre for private or corporate hire. As an independent operator we can offer maximum flexibility in providing menus for your function. Rather than just offer set packages we can offer the organiser the opportunity to construct a menu of your choice. If you fail to find anything suitable for your function but have something in particular in mind please do ask and we will see what we can do to either provide or accommodate.

The Arts Centre Washington is a converted farm which houses a 110 seat theatre, gallery, recording studio, artist’s studios, art workshops, function rooms and bar. The complex of buildings although substantially improved and updated still maintains a farm feel with original stonework and courtyard.

The Art’s Centre provides a wider range of community based arts activities and supports over 40 regular user groups as well as presenting professional theatre, exhibitions, festivals and music The Arts Centre is home to the Davy Lamp Folk Club every Saturday evening. In addition there are seven studios located around the courtyard occupied by professional artists. The Arts Centre has a wide and varied programme of events including arts, crafts, live theatre.


Opening hours for the Courtyard bar are;

Monday to Thursday 11.00am till 11.00pm

Friday and Saturday 11.00am till midnight

Sunday 12.00pm till 11.00pm.

For details please telephone (0191) 417 0445.

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