75 Ocean Road South Shields Tyne & Wear NE33 2JJ

t: 0191 455 2361
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Sporting Interests

Quite a lot of visitors to South Shields are sport orientated so here are some facts and
useful telephone numbers which will hopefully assist you,

Golfers

Several golfing parties have enjoyed their stay in The Magpie's Nest - although to be
honest not all of them have played a round of golf. One party turned up without any
clubs, another turned up on the Friday with clubs but by the time Saturday came none of
them could face the fresh air on the green. For the serious golfer Shields has several
good golf courses nearby.

Fishing

The Magpie's Nest is happy to accommodate, but rods and tackle are securely locked up
outside. There is great fishing off the two piers or boat trips can be arranged.

Football

For the football enthusiast the name The Magpie's Nest is a bit of a give away for Steve
is a lifelong Newcastle supporter. Its by no coincidence that the outside of the building is
painted black and white. The mural of magpie's painted on the front would have been
Newcastle's crest if Steve had had his way but he's managed to weasel in a couple of
tasteful Newcastle prints into the building. Sky sports and the Setanta channel is on all
the TVs in the rooms and Steve and Jan enjoy the banter of rival supporters. Even
Sunderland supporters have enjoyed their stay and booked to come again. The metro is
the easiest way to get to St. James' Park - the station is 5 minutes walk away and the
bus to Sunderland's Stadium of Light stops right outside the door

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Newcastle United Box Office
Enquiries: 0191 2611571

Sunderland AFC Box Office
Enquiries: 0191 551 5151 or 0870 112 226

South Shields Golf Club
Holes: 18
Enquiries: 0191 456 0475

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Whitburn Golf Club
Holes: 18
Enquiries: 0191 529 2144

Boldon Golf Club
Holes: 18
Enquiries: 0191 536 5360 or 0191 536 4182