23 Sunderland beer gardens for Bank Holiday drinks

After a long Winter Lockdown, beer gardens are back open for pints in the sun.

Friday, 28th May 2021, 3:32 pm
Beer gardens are back

If you fancy some Bank Holiday drinks al fresco, here’s some of the city’s beer gardens that are open now, along with booking details where applicable.

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One of Sunderland’s best-preserved mansion houses has been transformed into an upmarket outdoors bar as the landmark site enters a new chapter in its history. The beer garden of Langham Tower is open now for cocktails and beers, while the inside of the building is turned into a multi-purpose venue.

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Halo opens in the former Bud Bigalows site in Low Row over the Bank Holiday weekend. As well as the inside seating, there's a terrace at the front.
One of the most eagerly-awaited outdoor openings has been Stack Seaburn, the shipping container village which has proved a hugely popular new addition to the seafront. The first two week block of bookings for peak times sold out quickly. Blocks of bookings are released on https://www.stackseaburn.com/. Table bookings are priced at £2.50 per guests and available on a first come basis. Each day, there will also be an allocation of benches for walk ups, but you will need to queue. Opening hours are Sunday - Thursday: 10am - 12pm and Friday & Saturday: 10am - 1am
The two terraces and secret garden at Port of Call are back open. No need to book, it's walk ins only. It's open 11am to 10pm midweek and 11am to late on Fridays and Saturdays.
The Palm has unveiled a huge new outdoor Beach Box area, which takes its outdoor capacity, with social distancing, to 450. It's open from noon until 12am each day and is table service for food and drinks. There's also a stage for DJs and live entertainment. Book your table at www.discoverthepalm.com
Ship Isis has created a beer garden at the rear if you've been missing a pint of real ale. It's walk-ins only and head straight to the rear of the pub. Opening hours are 3pm-9pm Monday - Thursday and 12pm - 9pm Friday - Sunday.
Victoria Gardens has unveiled a huge new beer garden, open from 4pm to 10pm. There's no need to book. You can also order a range of classic Italian dishes from the new in-house restaurant Diego's which will be served to your table.
One of the largest beer gardens in the city, The Cavalier has reopened its outdoor space. There's a full bar menu of food and drink available in the garden. No need to book, tables are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Gusto at The Cavalier is available throughout the day serving options such as steak wraps, stone baked pizzas, cod and chips and more.
A seafront institution, with a sun trap of a beer garden, regulars have been looking forward to raising a glass at The Wolsey once again. To book a table ring 0191 567 6363 between 11am and 6pm.
The Saltgrass is well geared up for outdoors drinking. As well as The Anchor outdoor stage for live entertainment, it has a decked area, as well as tables at the front of the pub. They will be offering plenty of live events too. Make a reservation through The Saltgrass facebook page.
P's & Q's has long been known for its outdoor area - and the pub is back open for al fresco drinks, complete with blankets. Walk ins are open all day from 1pm and you can order through the app.
With cracking views of the coast, there are few better places to enjoy a drink in the sun than at the Roker who put their front car park to good use to create a beer garden. The area is open for both Let There Be Crumbs and Poetic License customers and it's 50% bookings, 50% walk-ins. If the weather turns, there's also a heated marquee. Tel 0191 567 1786.
The Looking Glass has outdoor seating in both its courtyard and patio, which are available to book from April 12. There's also a new al fresco menu with options such as ciabatta, platters, steak and more. Opening hours will be Monday to Wednesday 5pm til late, Thursday to Friday 12pm until late and Saturday and Sunday 10am until late.
Stackyard has tripled its outdoor capacity for reopening. In line with the new restrictions, the pub now has three outdoor areas, which can hold 140 people in total with social distancing. The front gazebo area and a rear marquee, which will have 50% of its sides raised for ventilation, will be for bookings while a row of tables in the car park, complete with uninterrupted views of Herrington Country Park, can be used for walk ups. A deposit of £15 is required so that the booking can be logged, but this will be given back in cash on arrival. Book on its Facebook page.
The Mill House opened with new owners at the helm last year and proved popular, especially with its new outdoor space at the rear of the pub which is ideal for gigs and drinks with friends. They'll be open for outdoor food and drinks. Make a reservation at www.opentable.co.uk
Cooper Rose and Chaplins in the city centre have formed a joint beer garden in a back lane in Derwent Street. Chaplins haven't opened their side yet, but the Wetherspoons side includes planting, lighting and space for nine tables and 36 people. It's already proving popular with queues for walk-ins.
The Terrace has undergone a makeover outdoors to get ready to welcome drinkers back. They're taking bookings, but be quick, it's proving popular. They were fully booked for April 12 with limited availability onwards. Make a booking by inboxing their Facebook page.
The Chesters has a very well spaced out seating area at the front of the pub which is ideal for a pint in the sunshine. It's open 11am to 10.30pm, with last orders at 11.30pm on Friday and Saturday. You can also order food through the app. Book a table on 0191 565 9952.
Grannie Annie's outdoor spaces with cracking views of the beach are open from 10am seven days a week - weather permitting. No need to book, it's walk ups only.
The Promenade has two beer gardens at the front and rear of the pub, which are back open for food and drinks. Walk ins available.
A popular seafront pub for a proper pint, Harbour View has reopened its outdoor tables and forms part of a route of Roker pubs you can visit.
Golden Fleece has tables at the rear and front of the pub. Bookings are open for the rear garden for its six booths and picnic table. Message the pub's Facebook page to book. The front tables are open for walk ups.
Another popular seafront spot, House of Zen has reopened its outdoor tables for food and drink. They're available for an hour and a half slots and are weather dependent. Book at Houseofzen.com