15 of Sunderland's favourite pubs as the Government announces its latest lockdown easing allowing bars to reopen

After three months, drinkers in Sunderland will be able to wet their whistle in their favourite pubs after Boris Johnson gave the green light for pubs, hotels and restaurants to reopen from Saturday, July 4.

Tuesday, 23rd June 2020, 5:04 pm
Some of Sunderland's best pubs, according to Trip Advisor reviews.

We’ve taken a look at the city’s favourite pubs according to Trip Advisor. Bars, pubs and restaurants will be reopening at different times according to the owners, so check their social media platforms before visiting. For more on the Government announcement see here.

Recently taken over by the team behind the city's popular Mexico 70, The Ship Isis is one of Sunderland's best-preserved historic pubs - with an excellent choice of real ale. As well as takeaway cask beers and handpull ciders, it's doing takeaway hand-stretched pizzas until it reopens.
A prime seafront location and a cracking atmosphere make 'The Prom' one of Sunderland's best-loved pubs. It also has the bonus of an outdoor seating area when it reopens its doors.

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The Saltgrass has done an excellent job of adapting its offering during lockdown, offering takeaway mini casks and cocktail jars. Expect a new exterior colour scheme and more outdoor seating when its loyal regulars return.
Another excellent spot for a proper pint, The Dun Cow is full of character and original Edwardian features. They're working hard on a plan of how to operate safely once they reopen and have asked people to await more information in the coming days.
Another much-missed local, The Board Inn is expected to announce how and when it will reopen soon.
Customers queued into Whitburn village's North Guard when the micropub opened in February 2020 to sample its range of independent beers. They've been offering some excellent craft beers for takeaway during lockdown.
Hit by a fire last year, The Wolsey was all set to reopen before lockdown. It's proved popular with its takeaway meals and Sunday dinners during that time and is looking forward to opening when it's safe to do so. It already boasts a great-sized beer garden which is perfect for social distancing.
A city centre stalwart, preparations are in full flow to reopen Chaplins, along with its sister pub Ttonic. Check the pubs' social media for exact dates and times.
Staff at this Fulwell landmark are working hard on how to get the pub up and running and say they can't wait to see their customers, many of whom are local regulars, again.
A hidden gem of a bar with a unique personality, Sam's Bar has built up a loyal following in recent years. It's currently recruiting part-time staff in time for reopening.
One of Sunderland's liveliest pubs, regulars will be looking forward to Sinatra's announcing it's reopening.
The Hastings Hill has always been popular for food and drink at fair prices, as well as being family friendly.
Another local pub with a great atmosphere, look out on The Cottage Tavern Facebook for the latest announcements on its reopening.
One of the city centre's biggest pubs, Gatsby has been hosting virtual nights out in lockdown.
Named after the music hall performer who opened the nearby Sunderland Empire in 1907, Vesta Tilley's has been busy in lockdown working on its social distancing and hygiene measures.