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Poetic License, Sunderland

Roker Terrace
Roker
Postal town: Sunderland
SR6 9ND
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Rob Hunter left this review about Poetic License

Visited again yesterday lunchtime. Five hand pulls, all on, all offering Sonnet 43 beers. Pricing was between £3.88 and £4.58 a pint. On the keg taps were two Sonnet 43 beers plus Beavertown Neck Oil.

On this visit I discovered that Poetic License has its own toilets towards past the bar, so I needn't have unwittingly ventured into the lobby of the Roker Hotel on my previous visit.

Nice beer and I'm sure I will pay another visit at some point.

On 22nd January 2020 - rating: 8
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Rob Hunter left this review about Poetic License

Visited last week, early afternoon. There were two Sonnet 43 ales on cask plus Double Maxim, and a couple of blank pumps if memory serves me correctly. There were a couple of keg options too, though I didn't pay much attention to those.

It's a nice modern feeling place, bare brick feature walls, a big bar area. As the previous reviewer has noted, it appears to be attached to the Roker Hotel - something I only discovered on nipping to the loo and finding myself in the hotel lobby to get to the gents.

I didn't make a note of the prices but my Newton's Lowdown (Tafelbier) by Sonnet 43 was a decent beer in good nick. I noticed they also had on The Raven Bourbon Milk Stout which I have had before and found to be very enjoyable.

I'd happily visit again.

On 20th February 2019 - rating: 8
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about Poetic License

Not immediately clear whether this is a free-standing bar or part or the Roker Hotel (although the latter appears to be the case). However, it stands as a pub / restaurant on its own merits, and the distinctive, part-covered, split-level front terrace overlooking the beach and piers at the mouth of the River Wear is a fine spot if the weather is clement. The partially opened-out 'T'-shaped interior still retains a feature window but is otherwise thoroughly modernised in a dark craft / alehouse style. Three of five handpumps in operation, all with Sonnet 43 beers, from which selection I went for the Seraphim (£3.20, that tasted fresh, but which was definitely served too warm). Also has an in-house gin distillery.

On 25th August 2018 - rating: 6
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22nd Jan 2020, 17:25
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  • Accommodation : Yes last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 25 June 2015 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : Yes - some front terrace seating - last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 20p per pint on Sonnet43 beers only - last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 25 June 2015 by Quinno _
  • Darts : No last updated 25 June 2015 by Quinno _
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Jukebox : No last updated 25 June 2015 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 25 June 2015 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : No last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 06 February 2017 by ROB Camra
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