Address: 170 Queen Alexandra Rd, North Shields NE29 9AL
This is a unique VAUX Pub Original plan and architectural drawings.
The landlord was an ex RSM (Regimental Sergeant Major) in 1965 which was around the time Vaux Breweries built on the land. His successor was another former military man who ran the pub with his wife. He was reputed to be very fit and strong and there are tales of him vaulting the bar in a single bound while resting on one hand. It is said that he kept a rowing boat in the cellar into which he would put drunken customers in and hose them down.
When the Swallow Hotels group decided in the late 1990s to close Vaux Breweries the Alexandra was taken over for a short time by Whitbread. It then became a member of the Enterprise Inns group.