Sunderland’s Sheepfolds Stables to open on August 2

Sunderland’s new food, drink, events and entertainment destination – Sheepfolds Stables – will officially open to the public on Friday August 2.

The £4million leisure development will open its doors at 6pm, and thousands of guests are expected to visit over the launch weekend. Performers, DJs and bands will be taking to the outdoor stage to entertain visitors, and all restaurant operators will be available for booking.

Open on Friday 6pm-1am, guests will also be welcomed 8am-1am on Saturday August 3, and 8am-11pm on Sunday August 4.

“We are absolutely delighted to make this announcement and get the word out that we’re officially opening our doors for business the first weekend in August,” said general manager of operations Nigel Wood. “Given the hard work and meticulous effort that has gone into planning, restoring and bringing these remarkable historic buildings fully back to life, we can’t wait to get started.

“There is already an extremely positive buzz online as well as out and about regarding the venue prior to launch, so we expect Sheepfolds Stables to very rapidly become the go-to place for people living in the city and further afield. Our bars and restaurants are getting geared up to go, so it’s full steam ahead.

“We have a packed schedule of events lined up going forward, and visitors will enjoy varied line-up from live bands and DJs to comedy performances and seasonal events. We’re also looking to arrange regular pub quiz nights, matchday events, pop-up markets, social and business gatherings and more – it’s going to be fantastic.”

Sheepfolds Stables is home to a diverse and range of independent food and drink operators including Ember, The Calabash Tree, Vito’s Osteria, Mother Mercy and I Scream for Pizza, as well as a micro-brewery, bars, and whisky and cigar lounge Spey Snug.

Regular opening times following the launch weekend will be Sunday-Thursday 8am-11pm, and Friday-Saturday 8am-1am.

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