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The Smugglers, Roker - pub details

Address: 3, Marine Walk, Lower Promenade, Roker, Sunderland, Tyne And Wear, SR6 0PL [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 6720) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Seaburn (1 mile), Sunderland (1.5 miles), East Boldon (3 miles)

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user reviews of the Smugglers, Roker

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After walking along the beach from the Mariners Bar in the Marriott (which I was glad to get out from after finding out the price), I arrived at the Smugglers, which is a great place to drink in when the weather is fine, as it was on Tuesday afternoon. Most people were sat outside on the edge of the road, overlooking the beach, or on the beach itself. The pub itself is in the shadow of a cliff and is fairly basic inside. I could imagine it to be a fairly god-forsaken place on a cold and blustery winter's day. But it was perfect for my visit. 2 ales were on - Wards Best & Cullercoats Lovely Nelly. The third handpull has Westons Bounds Scrumpy cider. Live music is clearly a regular event and there is much music memorabilia on the walls. Well worth a visit on a nice day.
blue_scrumpy - 29 Mar 2012 20:11
Modern unassuming pub on seafront but closed for my Roker pub-crawl on a busy Friday lunchtime - bad news, and poor for public relations. It would take wild horses to drag me in if I was ever nearby again.
beer_finder_general - 24 Jul 2010 10:52
worth a visit to see the unchanging faces of the regulars. Good beer and some good conversation
jaydee - 4 Jan 2006 15:43
Smallish snug pub on the sandy sea front , in Roker district of Sunderland County Durham UK .
Close to major heritage / art and glass exhibitions on sites of the disbanded shipyards .

Good beer and choice of spirits .
Basic food .
Brilliant atmosphere if you want live music from a quirky perspective .
Varies between Irish traditional and pop / jazz . Always live performers and often played by local talented musicians .
Standards are high but always uncompetitive .
As it is tucked away from the main road it's got a cosy out of the hustle and bustle feel yet road / transport links are easy .
Well worth a visit especially over a long week-end .
View of the sea at night is enthralling particularly if there's a full-moon reflected on the water between the piers .
Frank Zeek - [email protected] - 18 Feb 2004 01:08

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