Tyne and Wear HER(11080): Elswick, Scotswood Road, Crooked Billet Public House - Details
Title of image: The Crooked Billet Hotel, Scotswood Road
Description: A view of the hotel situated on the corner of Scotswood Road and Gluehouse Lane shortly before it was demolished.
Location/Collection: Newcastle Libraries/Newcastle Local Studies Hotels and Restaurants Collection
Accession number: NCL 017058
Provider: Newcastle City Library
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Elswick, Scotswood Road, Crooked Billet Public House
Richard Major was licensee and brewer of the Crooked Billet in Kirton Terrace, Elswick in the early 1860s. Around 1874 Robert Johnson took over. The pub was put up for auction in 1896 and was advertised as covering 400 square yards with a large frontage onto Scotswood Road. At the rear was "a substantial building, formerly a brewery but now used as a cellar, coach-house, two-stalled stable and joiner's workshop". It sold for £15,800. James Deuchar rebuilt it. It finally closed in 1984.
Brian Bennison, 1995, Brewers and Bottlers of Newcastle upon Tyne From 1850 to the present day, p 40