12-14 Green Terrace
0191 567 0852
Fitzgeralds in Sunderland is probably the city’s best known real ale pub, celebrated for both the quality and range of its beers. At busy times there can be nine handpumps serving cask beer. The house beer is popular (and strong) Titanic Plum Porter from Staffordshire, though most of the changing beers are from small breweries in the north east.
The pub is an elegant 17th century house with bay windows and is Grade II listed (photo 1). It has been modernised inside but has a Victorian feel with its high quality wood furnishings, stained glass and tiled floor.
Food is served at lunchtime and until 5.00pm, though not in the evenings. There is a weekly quiz on Thursdays and live music on Tuesday and Sunday evenings. There are a few TV screens showing football, rugby, boxing and other sports.
The name of the pub comes from the Sir John Fitzgerald pub chain which the pub was part of until 2020, when it was taken over by the north-east based Ladhar group.
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