The South Shields Chess Club play their home games at the New Ship Inn.

The New Ship Inn
Sunderland Road,
Cleadon, South Shields,
Tyne & Wear NE34 8DG.

Telephone 0191 456 0510

The Club Treasurer is Stan Johnson who can be contacted via email on

Club Nights are held on a Thursday from 7pm till 10pm. New Members are always welcome, so why not come and play chess in a friendly and welcoming environment.

Our normal start time for club matches in both the Durham and Northumberland Leagues is 7.15pm , unless there has been some prior agreement between the captains of teams due to play . It would be helpful if  South Shields team members can arrive early to help set up .

The Club currently has teams playing the Northumberland Chess League, and the Durham Chess Leagues so there are always opportunities should you wish to play a bit more competitively!

Please note that this venue is found at the top end of Sunderland Road, and should not be confused with The Old Ship, which is located in Harton Village.