We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Shipwrights Hotel

Is this your business?
££ - £££, British,
Ferryboat Lane, Sunderland SR5 3HW, England
+44 191 549 5139
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
Ferryboat Lane, Sunderland SR5 3HW, England
All Details
Write a ReviewReviews (185)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

11 - 20 of 185 reviews

Reviewed 5 January 2018

Been here two or three times now, and it is always excellent. It is in a charming location on the banks of the Wear, and is an old-world cosy pub. This most recent visit was on Boxing Day, so i thought things might be less...More

Thank rexbarker
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

Visited the shipwrights hotel for food with family and it was fantastic! I ordered battered whale which came with mushy peas and home made chips as thick as my right bicep! For dessert I ordered Apple crumble which came in a bucket with loads of...More

Thank Simon B
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Great food, wonderful service. There is an extensive menu, with lots of additional information and advice from our waitress. Active friendly bar but eating areas were quiet enough for conversations.

Thank DGF48
Reviewed 24 December 2017

I have eaten here a few times and have always found the food consistently good. Today the steak was tasteful, onion rings were crispy, chips delicious, and so on! The atmosphere is good and staff are very friendly. Even my diifficult to please son said...More

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 30 November 2017

I came here for a family meal of 10 adults and little people. Having never been here before I didn't know what to expect but have to say I really enjoyed it. If you can find it it is a real gem. We had reserved...More

Thank DanWhite74
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Been here a few times for various special occasions, food is always top notch, never had a bad meal, plenty of variety for everyone, vegetarian options are excellent, the cheesy chips are amazing, food is always fresh and tasty and the service is 5 star,...More

Thank Danphie
Reviewed 9 November 2017

perfect unable tofind fault,good selection on menu,staff very friendly and helpful,plenty of parking places,food was served piping hot,with good selection of good old fashion and modern desserts.

1  Thank grandeet
Reviewed 7 November 2017

great old fashioned pub with a great range of ales. food served daily although we have never ate there. nice setting on the banks of the wear

Thank kevchezza
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Visited on a Saturday evening. Only ones dining. Don’t know why, food and service was very good. Would definitely visit again. Heard the Thursday quiz night is good too.

Thank PA147
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Visited last Sunday with my friend and her son for Sunday lunch. We arrived for our booking at 12pm and were shown to our table in the lovely cosy bar area. We ordered our drinks and shortly after they arrived we ordered our lunch. The...More

Thank kay8988
Nearby HotelsSee all 9 hotels in Sunderland
Premier Inn Sunderland North West Hotel
314 reviews
.32 miles away
Premier Inn Sunderland A19/A1231 Hotel
381 reviews
.33 miles away
Premier Inn Sunderland City Centre
456 reviews
2.56 miles away
Quality Hotel Boldon
500 reviews
2.61 miles away
Nearby Restaurants
48 reviews
.34 miles away
The Secret Garden Tearoom
45 reviews
.25 miles away
Forhans Original Indian Food
9 reviews
.95 miles away
Nearby Attractions
WWT Washington Wetland Centre
326 reviews
1.62 miles away
Penshaw Monument
317 reviews
2.40 miles away
Herrington Country Park
543 reviews
1.15 miles away
Washington Old Hall
215 reviews
2.47 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
16 March 2018|
Response from angelaparker1972 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t know sorry as I’m from down south & only go when visiting relatives while on holiday I’m sure if you phoned them they’d advise you
29 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Tony C | Reviewed this property |
Yes in the bar area
Matthew W
5 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Susan R | Reviewed this property |
Yes they take card payments.
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Ferryboat Lane, Sunderland SR5 3HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: +44 191 549 5139
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing