Twenty 20-inch pizzas up for grabs at Sunderland's new beach bar at The Palm

Get a slice of the action with a free 20in pizza at Sunderland’s new beach bar.

Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 2:02 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th July 2020, 2:04 pm
Twenty 20in pizzas at Palm Beach up for grabs

The Palm unveiled a new beach beer garden this month and to celebrate we’re giving away twenty 20in pizzas at the new outdoor area.

In time for pubs being able to reopen for business on July 4, The Palm in Hylton Riverside revealed a new bar area, Palm Beach.

Created from a former storage area to the side of the venue, the city’s only beach bar has outdoor seating for socially-distanced drinks, a DJ booth and sand area complete with deck chairs.

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A happy customer enjoying a 20in pizza at Palm Beach

General manager Pete Skelton said business is starting to pick up at the bar as consumer confidence returns with lockdown easing.

"We had a monster Saturday and Sunday last weekend. We have a Sunday Sundown, with happy hour running from 4pm to 8pm, and that’s proved really popular. The pizzas are also flying out and are doing really well.” he explained.

"The outdoor area is ideal for social distancing, but it’s also just a really nice place to be. It’s a little sun-trap and there’s nothing else like it in the city.”

As lockdown measures are gradually lifted, DJs are also allowed to perform on site in the new outdoor booth, as long as the music isn’t too loud.

The outdoor area is ideal for socially distanced drinks

Palm Beach is in addition to the other bars on site, Liberty Brown, Wildernest, Tropicuba and Pineapple Cove, which are open for indoor seating with new social distancing measures in place.

Owners The Apartment Group have also launched a new beach bar, Jesmond Beach Box, at their Holy Hobo bar in Newcastle which is also proving popular with people as they get used to being able to visit bars and restaurants once more.

Pete added: “We’ve actually had some great feedback. Some people have said they were nervous at first, but we’ve had emails from people thanking us for the social distancing measures we’ve put in place, saying it made them feel more comfortable.”

The 20in pizzas are part of a new menu at The Palm, which also includes a range of loaded fries and burgers. Pizza options include the Count Duckula, which comes topped with slow cooked crispy duck, hoisin sauce, spring onions, sesame seeds and yum yum sauce; Plant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway which is topped with vegan cheese, sun dried tomatoes, red onion and roasted peppers and Jurassic Pork, which is topped with slow-cooked pork shoulder, BBQ sauce, mozzarella, jalapeños and chipotle mayo.

The area was previously used for storage


We have twenty 20in pizzas to give away, worth £17 each, for you and your friends to enjoy – or you can have it all to yourself if you’re really hungry.

To be in with a chance of winning: answer this question: which bridge does The Palm overlook?

A:: Queen Alexandra Bridge

The new Palm Beach

B:: Northern Spire

C:: Wearmouth Bridge

Email your answer, along with your contact details, to [email protected] by July 24. Winners will be notified by email. Usual JPI Media competition rules apply.

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