Bar, Distillery and Soul Food

With fair hand and full heart


Go your own way and break away from conventions. Make Poetic License Bar your own experience. #CreateYourStory


The Craft Revolution

Social Dining

Our small plates are made for get-togethers – tasty nibbles perfect for picking

A Real Spectacle

Our hanging kebabs are served vertical with a pot of garlic butter ready for the smothering

  • Gin Night with Poetic License Distillery
    Jon us for a full gin masterclass from our distillery team, with a free gin and tonic on arrival, tasters of all 8 gins and a 2 course meal for £22.95!
    £22.95 Thursday 20th September
  • Kids Eat for £1 During School Holidays
    Kids eat for £1 during the summer holidays when an adult meal in purchased! Available Monday to Friday 12pm-5pm!
    *Two children must be present for every 1 adult.
    23rd July - 31st August
  • Friday Night Social
    Join us every Friday 5pm - 7pm and get incredible drink deals; house wine for £10, prosecco for £12.95, draught pints for £2.75 and 2 for £10 cocktails!
    Every Friday from 5pm
  • Jam with the Band!
    Join us every Sunday from 7pm for Jam with the Band and Buskers Night! Whether you're happy to perform alone or need a little hand from the band, everybody is welcome!
    Every Sunday from 7pm
  • Cocktail Masterclasses
    Brush up on your cocktail knowledge with our masterclasses delivered by our expert mixologists.

    Packages from £14.95 pp, available Sat & Sun 12noon-4pm, 6-12 people, call 0191 567 1786 for more information.
    From £14.95
  • Gin Masterclasses
    Brush up on your gin knowledge with our masterclasses delivered by our Poetic License team. With our bar being the home to 500l distil Gracie, who makes all of our Poetic License gin, there's no better setting!

    Packages from £14.95 pp, available Sat & Sun 12noon-4pm, 6-12 people, call 0191 567 1786 for more information.
    From £14.95
  • Monday Daily Deal
    Enjoy any of our Hanging Kebabs for just £8.95 every Monday from 5pm!
    £8.95 Mondays from 5pm
  • Tuesday Daily Deal
    Enjoy any of our Burgers* for just £7.95 every Tuesday from 5pm! *Excludes Stacker Burger
    £7.95 Tuesdays from 5pm
  • Wednesday Daily Deal
    Enjoy any dishes from The Americas section for £8.95 every Wednesday from 5pm
    £8.95 Wednesdays from 5pm
  • Thursday Daily Deal
    Enjoy any of our Soul Food dishes for just £7.95 every Thursday from 5pm
    £7.95 Thursdays from 5pm
  • 2 Cocktails for £10
    Get 2 of the same cocktail for £10. Excludes Poetic License Served and Sharers.
    £10 12noon-7pm Monday to Friday
  • Gin Flights!
    Get all four core Poetic License gins and their mixers and garnishes for £19.95 or double up for £24.95!
    9th June 2018
  • 2 selected Sonnet43 for £5
    Enjoy 2 selected Sonnet43 drinks for £5. Available 6pm-close.
    £5 Every 3rd Friday of the month. Excludes the month of July
  • Sunday Lunch
    Join us for traditional Sunday lunch with all the trimmings
    From £9.95 Every Sunday
  • Kids menu
    We don't want the kids to miss out!
Gin Night with Poetic License Distillery
Thursday 20th September
Jon us for a full gin masterclass from our distillery team, with a free gin and tonic on arrival, tasters of all 8 gins and a 2 course meal for £22.95!
£22.95
Kids Eat for £1 During School Holidays
23rd July - 31st August
Kids eat for £1 during the summer holidays when an adult meal in purchased! Available Monday to Friday 12pm-5pm!
*Two children must be present for every 1 adult.
Friday Night Social
Every Friday from 5pm
Join us every Friday 5pm - 7pm and get incredible drink deals; house wine for £10, prosecco for £12.95, draught pints for £2.75 and 2 for £10 cocktails!
Jam with the Band!
Every Sunday from 7pm
Join us every Sunday from 7pm for Jam with the Band and Buskers Night! Whether you're happy to perform alone or need a little hand from the band, everybody is welcome!
Cocktail Masterclasses
Brush up on your cocktail knowledge with our masterclasses delivered by our expert mixologists.

Packages from £14.95 pp, available Sat & Sun 12noon-4pm, 6-12 people, call 0191 567 1786 for more information.
From £14.95
Gin Masterclasses
Brush up on your gin knowledge with our masterclasses delivered by our Poetic License team. With our bar being the home to 500l distil Gracie, who makes all of our Poetic License gin, there's no better setting!

Packages from £14.95 pp, available Sat & Sun 12noon-4pm, 6-12 people, call 0191 567 1786 for more information.
From £14.95
Monday Daily Deal
Mondays from 5pm
Enjoy any of our Hanging Kebabs for just £8.95 every Monday from 5pm!
£8.95
Tuesday Daily Deal
Tuesdays from 5pm
Enjoy any of our Burgers* for just £7.95 every Tuesday from 5pm! *Excludes Stacker Burger
£7.95
Wednesday Daily Deal
Wednesdays from 5pm
Enjoy any dishes from The Americas section for £8.95 every Wednesday from 5pm
£8.95
Thursday Daily Deal
Thursdays from 5pm
Enjoy any of our Soul Food dishes for just £7.95 every Thursday from 5pm
£7.95
2 Cocktails for £10
12noon-7pm Monday to Friday
Get 2 of the same cocktail for £10. Excludes Poetic License Served and Sharers.
£10
Gin Flights!
9th June 2018
Get all four core Poetic License gins and their mixers and garnishes for £19.95 or double up for £24.95!
2 selected Sonnet43 for £5
Every 3rd Friday of the month. Excludes the month of July
Enjoy 2 selected Sonnet43 drinks for £5. Available 6pm-close.
£5
Sunday Lunch
Every Sunday
Join us for traditional Sunday lunch with all the trimmings
From £9.95
Kids menu
We don't want the kids to miss out!
Here’s to the Wild Spirits
Visit the distillery site
Find us at The Roker Hotel
Roker Terrace, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, SR6 9ND

We are open

Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm,
Friday & Saturday 11am-1am,
Sunday 12noon – 10.30pm

Food served

Monday-Saturday 12noon – 9.30pm
Sunday 12noon – 9.00pm

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