Sunderland & South Tyneside: Pub & Club of the Year 2016:

Pub of the year 2016

Pub of the year 2016 – The Steamboat

Alum Ale House.

Pub of the Year Runner-up 2016 – The Alum House









Sunderland & South Tyneside: Pub of the Year 2016:
1st: The Steamboat, South Shields.
2nd: The Alum Ale House, South Shields.
3rd:  Fitzgeralds, Sunderland.

Sunderland & South Tyneside: Club of the Year 2016:
1st: Ashbrooke Sports Club, Sunderland.
2nd: Mid Boldon Club, Boldon.
3rd: Boldon Cricket Club, Boldon.

The branch offers its congratulations to all six venues for the hard work they have put inn & for serving quality real ales throughout the year.

The “Top dozen” Pubs list for 2016 are:
Position            Pub                                                          (Position 2015/2014/2013:)
1st:                    The Steamboat, South Shields.                     (1/2/2)
2nd:                   The Alum Ale House, South Shields.             (3/4/4)
3rd:                    Fitzgeralds, Sunderland.                                (3/3/3)
4th:                    The Dun Cow, Sunderland                             (-/-/-)
5th:                    The Isis, Sunderland.                                     (2/1/1)
6th                     The Harbour View Sunderland.                      (5/7/-)
7th                     The William De Wessington, Washington.     (6/9/8)
8th:                     The Ivy House                                               (12/-/-)
9th:                    The Kings Arms, Sunderland.                        (8/10/6)
10th:                  The Museum Vaults                                        (-/11/10)
11th:                  The Grey Horse, Boldon                                 (10/-/-)
=12th:                The Courtyard, Washington.                           (8/8/6)
=12th:                The Steps, Washington                                   (-/-/-)
Well done to all on the list, with over 100 venues in the branch area serving real ales it is an achievement to appear anywhere on this list.


Top new entry – The Dun Cow (4th place)

ivy house

Solid climber – The Ivy House, up from 12th to 8th


Returning to the Top 12 after a year out – The Vaults. 10th

Steps (2)

New entry – The Steps, equal 12th.











Lost from last years top 12 are:

The William Jameson, Sunderland.(10th last year, did not qualify for this years ballot.) &
The Maltings, South Shields. (7th last year, removed from the ballot due to closure.)