Historic Sunderland pub, the Mountain Daisy, under new management

Written by on 14th February 2023

The Mountain Daisy is under new management with the new team hoping to keep prices as competitive as possible for customers.

The historic pub which is located on Hylton Road in Millfield, Sunderland, is a grade II listed building and was built in 1900.

The pub also has a corner ceramic bar which is one of only 14 in the entire UK.

The rare bar inside the Mountain Daisy which is one of only 14 in the UK.

Peter Carr became Manager on February 1 at the Mountain Daisy and he spoke to Spark about the pub, he said: “We’ve got a full bar, also a restaurant in the back, which is part of the pub, we’ve got food available as well, we have two function rooms upstairs, one small one, one large one.”

The large function room at the Mountain Daisy 

“We’ve got various bands booked in and we’re looking to have a DJ on a Saturday karaoke on a Friday and a live singer or band on a Sunday, then looking forward were hoping to have a quiz night during the week.”


As well as a pub there is also an award winning café within the historic building. Sarah Buckingham-Howell and her husband run the Purple Lily Bistro which is located within the Mountain Daisy.

The Purple Lily Bistro Café logo 

The Bistro won the battle of the burger award at Sunderland food fest with their ‘Laywawas Burger’ as well as their award-winning burger the café also won the  2021 Northern Enterprise award for best British fusion café in the North East.

Mrs Buckingham-Howell said: “We serve burgers, Sunday dinners, afternoon teas and that kind of thing.

The cafe space within the Mountain Daisy 

She also believes that the new management has been a welcome change to her business, she said: “So far, it’s been quite a positive change been able to open it up a little bit more, got more events planned and everything a bit more organised”

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