The Fishermans Arms (The Fish) was built in 1868. It is one of the oldest pubs on the Headland in Hartlepool. It was originally named ‘The Burton Vaults’, but it’s name was changed to the Fishermans Arms in the 1920’s.

Busy at the Fish Hartlepool
Glenn and Hazel  bought The Fish in November 2017 and  since then they have promoted live music by holding regular Open Mic / music Nights and live artists perform Saturday nights. Most of the acts are local performers who perform to an attentive audience.

We are a small traditional pub without a TV, pool table or games machine, so customers can relax in a warm and friendly environment. There is a guitar and piano which customers are welcome to play.


The Fishermans Arms is dog friendly and children are allowed in accompanied by an adult until 9pm.

Local real ales are sold in the Fish as Glenn and Hazel like to support the smaller local brewers. Pies which are baked by a local butcher ‘The Farm Shop’ in Murray Street are available.  A variety of pies are sold along with vegan pies.

Every Sunday there is a Quiz during which a raffle is held. All proceeds from raffle go to a local charity which changes every month.

Beer Festivals are held twice a year which is a popular event.