Tyne and Wear HER(7895): Newcastle, Newgate Street, Royal Scotch Arms - Details
Newcastle, Newgate Street, Royal Scotch Arms
In the lower part of Newgate Street where the Swallow Hotel now stands (and before that the Empire Theatre) there used to be an inn called the Scotch Arms. It is the first recorded hostelry in Newcastle and appears on Speed's map of 1610.
F. Graham, 1976, Historic Newcastle, p 19; Brian Bennison, 1996, Heady Days - A History of Newcastle's Public Houses, Vol 1, The Central Area, p 13