Somewhere underneath the modern frontage is the Old Foxhunters' Inn in Preston Village near North Shields (you could get there by Hunter's bus). In latter years it served as a 'tuck shop' for Tynemouth Technical School (later Preston High School). A lane led from behind the shop to the much older Preston Village school and to Front Street. The field next to it for many years carried a sign saying it was the site for a new United Reformed Church. The current Foxhunters' Inn is further along Preston North Road at Hillheads just on the old Whitley Bay boundary.