Two special guests cut the ribbon at the newly refurbished Longship pub in Hebburn recently, following a significant investment which has led to the creation of up to 10 new jobs.

The pub on Ushaw Road, which is owned by Greene King, invited the Mayor of South Tyneside, Councillor Alan Smith, and Mayoress, Councillor Moira Smith, to the opening following an extensive transformation.

As part of the investment, the pub has received a complete makeover, introducing a lighter colour scheme, extra seating in the beer garden and the introduction of 4K TVs throughout, including two massive 85-inch screens.

The pub has also unveiled a mouth-watering new autumnal menu that features dishes such as chickpea, spinach and sweet potato curry, the big daddy burger with barbeque pulled pork and streaky bacon, as well as a traditional apple crumble, 20p from which will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support.

In addition, The Longship has maintained its healthy selection of cask ales and wines.

General manager of the Longship, Jon Paul Turnbull, said: “We were honoured to have the Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside join us for the opening of the pub. They are both very well known in the local community and we are thrilled that they were able to attend the launch and offer support.

“The opening was a real success, with great feedback on the delicious new menu and fantastic interiors. My team and I look forward to welcoming more guests in the coming weeks.”

The Longship, Ushaw Road, Hebburn, Tyne and Wear, NE31 2YA

0191 483 7091