See inside The Rosedene pub in Sunderland after six-figure investment - chicken wing food challenges and more now on offer

Things are looking rosey at a landmark Ashbrooke pub after a major refit.

The Rosedene in Queen Alexandra Road has reopened its doors as Sunderland’s first Flaming Grill, following a six figure renovation.

The popular Greene King site has been fully transformed, revealing a fresh new look that includes: a new premium sports area with pool table and darts boards, a new food and drink menu featuring Flaming Grill’s food challenges, a revamped function room available for both general use or private hire and a new outdoor area.

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A popular addition is set to be the national pub brand’s food challenges, which includes ‘Who Dares Wings’, which features 25 chicken wings in a variety of spice levels, to the steak fondue challenge, with a 32oz steak and whole melting camembert.

Inside the new look Rosedene

The new menu also features deals such as buy-one-get-one-free burgers on a Thursday to two mains for £11.99, alongside a dedicated vegan, senior and children’s menu.

As part of the investment, the pub has recruited 15 new team members in a variety of roles.

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Those with a competitive streak can get involved in the local leagues, with special sports nights running weekly.

A popular sports pub, six brand-new big screen TVs will bring all the action from BT Sports and Sky, including the Marshall v Shield fight on Saturday 15th October and the upcoming World Cup.

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The Rosedene, Queen Alexandra Road

Outside, a new front garden area has been created to accommodate more customers and add another space for socialising.

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Luke Schofield, General Manager of the Rosedene, said: “The team is so excited to welcome back old regulars and new customers to enjoy our brand-new Flaming Grill offering.

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“Our food menu is set to be a real draw for the local community, offering high quality food at a great price. Plus, we’re looking forward to bringing a variety of live entertainment and weekly games nights to our customers.

Interiors and exteriors of The Rosedene Sunderland
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“There really is something for everyone to enjoy, so do come and visit the pub to experience it for yourself.”

Originally a Georgian mansion, The Rosedene became a pub in the 1960s when it was converted by Vaux during the heyday of the old Sunderland brewery.

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Interiors and exteriors of The Rosedene Sunderland
Interiors and exteriors of The Rosedene Sunderland
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Interiors and exteriors of The Rosedene Sunderland. Pictures by Michael Baister
Interiors and exteriors of The Rosedene Sunderland