Board Inn
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Monday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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  • Donna K
    United Kingdom2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good food and drink
    Had a lovely meal at The Board Inn in Sunderland and was served by a very competent and professional waitress called Rio. Food was excellent, very reasonably priced and served quickly. The pub had a great range of beers, wines and spirits and had a lovely atmosphere. Outside seating was also available. Rio was very knowledgeable about drinks and food and was very helpful. Definitely worth a visit.
    Donna K, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.
    Written August 11, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written August 10, 2023
  • Andrew A
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Top beers, Top service with Rio at The Board
    Good traditional pub with decent selection of beers and a nice beer garden. Stopped off for a couple of pints on way to city centre , served by Rio , a lovely lass , polite, efficient and a good laugh who made us very welcome. Didn't have any food so can't comment on the cuisine but it looked nice.
    Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
    Written October 24, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written October 22, 2023
  • Elizabeth G
    Sunderland, United Kingdom58 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Happy Time
    Been for lunch today, great food, and well priced. My Husband had the Yorkshire pudding dinner, with large Pigs in Blankets, he was will impressed lovely portion and very tasty. Lovely atmosphere and lovely friendly staff, will return.
    Hi Elizabeth G, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Board Inn. We're happy we could meet your expectations!
    Written November 20, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written November 15, 2023
  • RobMongoose
    Sunderland, United Kingdom39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly pub, good food, good craic
    One of the friendliest pubs you’ll ever visit. The staff are really helpful and always welcoming, and they’re great with our kids. Food is spot on and the beer is well kept. Very popular with the locals for good reason.
    Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
    Written February 8, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written February 5, 2024
  • Katie M
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great pub, something here for everyone!!
    Come here often with my family. They have a huge range of offers on food and drink, there's so much to choose from! The staff are lovely and great with our kids. Service is prompt and very friendly. Always a have a fab visit! Also a great pub to pop into for a night out with my partner or friends, always a lively atsmosphere and good wine!!
    Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
    Written February 21, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written February 18, 2024
  • gary s
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quality pub.
    Very friendly staff. Quality beverages and food. I would highly recommend you pay a visit if you're ever in Sunderland, one of the best pubs in Sunderland and I should know as live there and I'm in the place almost every day.
    Gary S, it's experiences like yours that really keep us motivated!
    Written March 1, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written February 27, 2024
  • Danny915
    Sunderland, United Kingdom15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Friendly pub
    Drinks and food with friends for the quiz. Great night. Burgers really tasty and a really good selection of draught lagers and ales. Staff helpful finding us a table on a busy night. Great all round place.
    Danny915, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Board Inn!
    Written March 17, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written March 15, 2024
  • Nadia_Lorraine
    Sunderland, United Kingdom142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good food and pub vibes
    Just recently visited the Board Inn for some food and drinks and felt compelled to review. I love local pubs and this one is definitely one of the best. The food options were great and beautifully cooked (I had a burger) and the drinks are well priced with a good selection. It’s a proper pub vibe with lovely staff and can’t wait to return
    Nadia_lorraine, we are so pleased you enjoyed your visit to Board Inn!
    Written March 18, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written March 15, 2024
  • Charlie_Thompson
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Topper
    Great Pub, not my first time in so I speak from experience gained through observation and research. Lovely mix of people, connected to the community, and welcoming of anyone from anywhere. Goes without saying - great crew running the show.
    Hi Charlie_thompson, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Board Inn. We're happy we could meet your expectations!
    Written March 24, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written March 21, 2024
  • Tracy D
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic food and place to go
    Fantastic time had by us all. Celebrated a 13th birthday for my niece. Great choice on the menu. The food was amazing, and everyone was served their meals together. Good portion sizes. The staff were lovely and welcoming. Great service
    Hi Tracy D, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Board Inn. We're happy we could meet your expectations!
    Written March 28, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written March 26, 2024
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kevinhardy1969
Sunderland, UK24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Popped in for a pub meal and we both ordered bangers and mash we found it awful. Three cheap sausages dry mash and a pot of gravy that would not pour out it was that thick. Left it and went wouldn’t be back. Staff were lovely not there fault and people will say what do u expect for a pub meal but this was sub zero quality
Written February 17, 2024
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Kevinhardy1969, thank you for leaving us feedback. We are disappointed to hear that your experience was not a positive one. If you are willing to give us another chance, please contact us at 0191 522 5682 so we can understand your situation better in order to try and turn your experience around. Thank you, Board Inn
Written February 19, 2024
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kizzy666
Sunderland, UK29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Excellent friendly service. Went for quick bite to eat with husband. Cosy and warm and good selection on the menu. Katsu chicken burger was delicious and husband's sausage and mash hit the spot he said. Good prices for what you get with a drink deal with all main meals.
Written October 20, 2022
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Kizzy666, reviews like this give us motivation and help us ensure we provide high-quality care.
Written October 25, 2022
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Brian C
Birmingham, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Friends
I don't get to visit my old local as often as I used to, but when I do, I'm always assured a warm and friendly welcome. Great for match days and nights out, with anexcellent selection of call ales at very good prices. Great staff, happy clientele and atmosphere, and a great landlord. Top class local pub.
Written November 21, 2022
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Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Written November 23, 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Suzie
5 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Couples
Good pub but it's freezing 🥶 as back door and windows are open. Lots of tables reserved for regulars that never turn up. Loosing lots of trade as people come and look and see the reserved sign on table, they leave and go somewhere, can't see the point as custom is lost, but if management are more concerned about regulars, then that it's ok
Written May 1, 2022
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Hi Susan, Firstly thank you for your feedback and review, I'm sorry to hear your visit wasn't up to our very high standards on this occasion and we will address some of the points the best we can. Our pub/business by nature is a very warm pub with us being quite a small venue and a very busy one we do on some occasions open windows and doors for the safety of customers and the team for fresh air to circulate. Reservations are only a small part of the business and how we operate, we try our best to accommodate all but as we are a small business but a very popular and busy this can not always be avoided. Please feel free to contact me on 01915225682 if you yourself would like to reserve a table to stop any future disappointments. Thanks
Written May 24, 2022
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Ron M
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Business
Popped in to have a quick bite at this friendly pub.
Food was hot and very reasonably priced. Staff were attentive and friendly, particularly Diane who served us .
Great good value food and drink , keep it up!
Written August 25, 2020
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Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Written September 23, 2020
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Donna K
United Kingdom2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Friends
Excellent pub with great seating areas inside and out. Food was fabulous and exceptionally reasonable - great value for money, well presented and tasty. Five star waitress service from Rio who was very professional and friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit and will definitely call again. x
Written June 15, 2021
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Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Written June 29, 2021
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Bobby T
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021
What a fab pub, this was my first visit here, but had heard some really good reports and thought we would give it a try. The layout of the pub is fantastic, especially the lovely beer garden. The service was excellent,we were served really quickly and Laura the girl that served us was really lovely and looked after us all during our visit, very professional but warm and friendly at the same time. We will certainly be going again and will tell our friends about this great pub.
Written June 9, 2021
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Hi, thank you for taking the time to leave a review for us at Board Inn. We're happy we could meet your expectations! We are always more than happy to assist you if anything else comes up. Take care!
Written June 29, 2021
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Trudi C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
Went for food here for the first time with my son, he is a very fussy eater so wasn't sure he would like it, but we both thoroughly enjoyed it. My son ate all of his food so definitely will be returning. The staff were welcoming, very friendly, excellent service. The food, even better *chefs kiss*
Written June 30, 2024
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Thank you again for taking the time to let us know how we did. We hope you have a great day!
Written July 2, 2024
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Stuart H
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 • Couples
Had a lovely meal with my wife atThe Board Inn, the food was amazing and the prices were really affordable. Rio took great care of us all day, she has excellent service skills and is very polite. We will definitely be back!
Written June 23, 2021
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W5914njstuarth, we're so glad that we were able to go above and beyond your expectations!
Written June 29, 2021
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Lauren W
Sunderland, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
Always brilliant service and food here.
Cant fault this little gem, cheap and cheerful and always a welcoming atmosphere, the staff are amazing and always go that extra mile.
Will definitely be back.
Dave is an great manager.
Written March 4, 2020
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