The Fat Ox

The Fat Ox, Whitley Bay: Hours, Address, The Fat Ox Reviews: 4/5

11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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Stephen Kelly
Liverpool, UK12,942 contributions
Proper Local Pub.
Sep 2021 • Friends
The Fat Ox on Whitley road was one of the many pubs we visited on a day trip around Whitley Bay and Monkseaton and was one of the friendliest pubs we visited.
This historic old pub dates from 1922 and is well worth visiting as it offers a great range of cask and commercial ales and hosts live music every Saturday night and show's live sport on multiple TV screens.
The excellent pub has a traditional interior with many interesting feature's and superb seating options throughout the whole pubs interior.We had just visited the Dog&Rabbit micro-brew pub and decided to go in here for a few beers.
A nice pub with a friendly atmosphere and friendly staff who made us feel so welcome when we visited.When here we had a cider from the Strongebow brewery which where very refreshing and well priced.The Fat Ox is an excellent pub and is well worth a visit and is very easy to find from Marden Road bus stop it's a short walk.
(This is my first review of the Fat Ox).
Opening Hours.
Monday-Sunday-11.00-23.00.
Nearest Bus Stop.
Park View-Marden Road bus stop.
Written 5 September 2021
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Gordon L
1 contribution
Mirage
Jun 2021 • Solo
The day was cold and damp. One of those days were you feel chilled right down to the bone. Looking for shelter from the elements to restore My weary body I walked the streets of Whitley bay. Then out of the mist a beacon of hope appeared like a mirage in the desert I headed towards this little bit of hope. As I opened the door wiping the rain from my eyes it hit me. It hit me hard. Like seeing a holy miracle. Like seeing Newcastle United winning a cup. A poster. A poster the would warm even the coldest of hearts. (£1.90 a pint of John Smiths). Was it real was it in my head had I seen it wrong. No there it was it was real. Stepping forward to the bar a tall gentleman in a black cap greeted me warmly and asked me my order. John Smiths I stuttered still in shock at the price. But still as he poured in aye was sceptical. He place the heavenly pint in front of me and said. £2.10 please. I froze in shock unable to move are talke for a few moments. £1.90 the sign says i muttered. The barman look at me and said it it is Normally but it goes up the weekend 20p. Realising it was 11-38am Saturday the 4 of June I agreed to pay the extra 20p. The pint was one of the best I had drank for a long time. Traveling the country from Shetland to Cornwall like I have you remember a good pint. And this was up there with a great kebab are for the vegans a Gregg's veg sausage roll.( They tast nowt like sausage) after 8 of these pints and only spending £16.80 wich is normal wat you pay for 3 not so good pint in most pubs I left looking for a Doner kebab with chilli and salad. But that pub and the people in it will live with me forever especially the price's. till the next time we're brought back together. Probably Friday when a get back home ......
Written 31 August 2021
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Stephen W
Manchester, UK1 contribution
Always good
Sep 2020 • Friends
Great pub best about. If your looking for cheap quality beers this is the place to come. If your lucky and come in on the rare occasions the Viking Woody Ginger Beard is in you can relax beside the fire and listing to his complete codswallop. Tails from how he defeated the Scottish with only him and £27 pound he lent 8 months ago. Are my fav how he can do any job better then you.....bit amazing pub proud to call me local
Written 6 September 2020
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Leanne A
Sunderland, UK248 contributions
Traditional at its best 🍻🍻
Jan 2020
It’s a bit of a tradition now for me and my partner to have a couple of drinks on a Wednesday afternoon. We normally kick off in here and enjoy our drinks in the little snug . This is one of my favourite pubs traditional and full of character, which provides free food on the counter including soup and pastries on a Wednesday. We have also visited On a fri and Saturday night for the live music 🤟.
Written 9 January 2020
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kathy v
Bradford, UK100 contributions
A good real pub
Mar 2019 • Couples
We found the fat ox whilst on holiday in Whitley bay
We’d been in one pub and didn’t like it so decided to try the fat ox and were impressed with the feel of the place and the prices which were a lot cheaper than we’re used to. It was busy for a week day and had the atmosphere of a proper traditional pub
Written 29 March 2019
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Tbird1600
London, United Kingdom98 contributions
Best pub in Whitley Bay
Mar 2019 • Couples
Good choice of beers, reasonable prices, great atmosphere and friendly staff. Sky and BT Sports shown. Enough said.
Written 25 March 2019
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derek a
Blyth, UK6 contributions
Nice little bolt hole
Feb 2019 • Solo
Use the pub fat ox in the afternoons nice and quiet
Prices very good beer tip top 😁
Nice and cosy
Plenty of televisions to watch
Good atmosphere friendly pub
Written 20 February 2019
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JASON H
Whitley Bay, UK11 contributions
Great pub in the centre of town
Nov 2018 • Couples
Highly recommended pub in the centre of Whitley Bay.
We always pop in here on Sunday afternoons for a couple of pints.
The wife and I always find it has a nice atmosphere and is always lovely and warm.
It has a great selection of beers and they're amongst the cheapest in the town.
The staff are very polite and friendly and other customers always seem happy and friendly.
They have lots of large tvs spread throughout the bar to watch live sport but it's never too loud to spoil your trip there.
Written 22 November 2018
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Irene A
East Sussex7 contributions
Great Local Pub!
Oct 2018 • Couples
Been going here for approx 5 years and always been a good local. Now a sports bar but still run by Karen & Mick and a great pub. Very competitive prices and always something going on, sports, music, events. Very friendly staff and they don't stand for any naughtiness so a safe environment for single females and all ages. Dog friendly too, bonus! Pop in for a pint or wine, always a nice reception!
Written 2 October 2018
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Beebook3
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK54 contributions
Great Pub, Good Prices
Nov 2017 • Couples
This is a very pleasant pub in a good location in the centre of Whitley Bay. When we visited, the bar staff were pleasant and efficient, there was a nice atmosphere and the other customers were friendly and chatty. The drinks were cheaper than most of the other pubs we go to and there was a good selection to choose from. There was plenty of seating available, however it started to get very busy while we were there, as a football match was due to start.

I would definitely make a return visit to this pub.
Written 14 August 2018
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