Supplied by the Annfield Plain Family History Society.
The Stanhope and Tyne Railway Hotel is the only Inn in the County of Durham that is named after this early railway, the first public railway to be built on Tyneside and the sixth to be opened in the British Isles.
When this railway was built there were no railway contractors and Mr. Charles Allen took contracts for making cuttings and embankments. He was very successful with these contracts and made a good deal of money.
In 1835 he built the present inn and a brewery behind and called it after the firm in which he had made his money.
By Fred Wade