Sunderland and Whitburn
Sunderland isn't all about city life - this stretch of the coast is undergoing a rejuvenation and is well worth a visit
We’re thrilled to see a new arrival on Sunderland’s coast this summer: an exciting new pub with rooms (and fabulous sea views), The Seaburn Inn. Right on the sea front, it’s just a stone’s throw from must-see attractions including The Stadium of Light, the National Glass Centre (home toexhibition galleries, artists’ studios, a craft shop and an award-winning café), and the Empire Theatre. After a day’s exploration head to their sea view restaurant for some great pub grub. The Roker Hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Sunderland. Venture downstairs for a night cap in the Poetic License bar or, if you’re feeling peckish, for Italian food in the Italian Farmhouse.
Foodies are in heaven along this stretch of the coast. Latimer’s Seafood Café in Whitburn is a must-visit for fresh seafood caught daily. STACK, which launched last summer in nearby Seaburn, is an eco-friendly container community by the sea packed with street food – we love Acropolis who bring the best Greek street food to the North East (order the chicken gyros and thank us later). If you’ve brought your four-legged friend along with you, pop into Grannie Annie’s on the Marine Walk in Roker for a pint (or a tipple from their ever-expanding cocktail menu) and a treat for your pooch. But a trip to Roker wouldn’t be complete without a visit to The Salt House Kitchen, whether you indulge in breakfast, brunch, lunch or an evening meal complete with cocktails. There is something brand new coming soon too, Boldon’s popular Blacks Corner deli are opening a new up a base on Sunderland’s seafront, in the former tram shelter.