Tyne and Wear HER(4486): South Shields, Inn with Brewery - Details
South Shields, Inn with Brewery
The Melsonsby Book of 1235 records an inn at Shields. It mentions that the brewers of the Shields paid the Prior and Convent of Durham for bracinage, or the right to brew ale. In 1256 four breweries were recorded in the town.
<< HER 4486 >> G.B. Hodgson, 1903, The Borough of South Shields, p 40-41, 59