Ship Isis, Sunderland

26 Silksworth Row
City Centre
0191 567 3720

The Ship Isis dates from 1885 but the interior you see now dates from a glorious refurbishment by Jarrow Brewery in 2011.  After Scottish & Newcastle ripped out the old fittings in the 1980s they restored it to the Victorian showpiece it once was. The long main bar has a superb wooden bar counter with brass light fittings and mirrors (photos 1 & 2). The lounge across the corridor has wood panelled walls, cupboards and mirrors (photo 3).

The pub is a beer specialist with six changing cask beers, slightly more keg beers and two ciders. Food comes from Wildfire Pizza from Tuesday to Sunday (they do chips as well!). The Vaux Room upstairs hosts occasional live music and is used as an overflow on busy weekends.

A new development, since August 2023, is the Wear Beer Brewery which brews in the cellar of the pub. Early beers include a pale ale, and IPA and a stout.

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