The building is an excellent example of the idiosyncratic design characteristic not only of Robert Deuchar establishments but many pubs in the area. Of these many incorporated an individualistic architectural feature to the corner to attract attention to the building, and in this case perhaps to give opportunity for viewing activities at Felling Shore. In the 1920s the licensee was Canadian former world heavyweight champion (1906-8) Tommy Burns, who set up a boxing ring on the 1st floor. The original Beeswing was owned by John Drummond, who had named the pub after a racehorse which won 51 races and was owned by Mr Orde of Nunnykirk. He sold up in the late 1850s.
The Hotel fell from fame and later became Durty Nelly’s bar and onced housed refugees.
This t-shirt pays homage to boxer Tommy Burns (Noah Brusso or “The Little Giant of Hanover”) and Durty Nelly’s bar (Formerly the Beeswing Hotel) in Felling, Gateshead.
This t-shirt is made from 60% recycled cotton and 40% recycled other materias.