Tyne and Wear HER(6366): Benwell, Fox and Hounds Public House - Details
Benwell, Fox and Hounds Public House
Shown on 1st edition Ordnance Survey map. Owned for many years by the Ord family later Blackett-Ord. until the 20th century this was an old country inn. Bought by Alexander Deuchar in 1931 for £26,777 and converted into a suburban pub. Sometimes refers to its rural past e.g. in the mid 1980s for example, three of its bars were called the Den, the Loft and the Covert Lounge.
1st edition Ordnance Survey map; Malcolm L Scaife, 1974, Newcastle Old and New; Bennison, B, 1998, Lost Weekends, A History of Newcastle's Public Houses, Vol 3, The West