in Northumberland

near Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

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Here's my guide to where & when to visit in Northumberland. Wylam is a small village in Northumberland, UK, 15km W of Newcastle. Birthplace of George Stephenson, the Railway man, and with an earlier version of Newcastle's Tyne Bridge/Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Bridge at Hagg Bank Wylam


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Wylam used to have four decent pubs all with their own individual character and their own quirky local customers. However as is the case with so many other villages the double scourge of ownership by 'pub companies' and business rates means that none of them are now have anything to merit going out of your way to visit. The Fox does very good, reasonably priced food, The Fox is however owned by a 'pub company' which means that the beer is more expensive than it probably would be otherwise as the tenants are constrained to buy their beer from whatever supplier the owning company tell them. The Ship Inn is also owned by a pub company, it is said that the current landlord is attempting to improve the place(in the past it has appeared that, shaven-heads, tattoos and a vocabulary littered with expletives appeared to be de rigeur) but as Wylam only has a population of a couple of thousand of whom many cannot or choose not to drink in pubs, it would seem that they are aiming for a very limited market.

The Black Bull and the Boathouse are both free houses. They often have cheaper beer. The Boathouse is the only pub that has a bar that is not marred by piped music or the presence of a TV. Both the Boathouse and the Black Bull occasionally have live music, and the Boathouse sometimes has Karaoke.





River Tyne.

Where to fish.
Wylam used to be good earlier in the season for Salmon, some day tickets are available for trout and coarse fishing only.. Further up theTyne, Bywell, Hexham, Chollerford, Haltwhistle are all good areas, further upriver still the Bellingham area provides good sport. General tourist information from Visit Northumberland.

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Where & When to Visit.


Wylam has a number of 'Sporting' organisations and clubs. (You can find details and contacts here)


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