The Old Vestry in Sunderland has reopened after being closed for 20 years.

This randomly popped up on the Facebook feed and I thought ‘those pictures look like they were taken yesterday’.

And it turns out they were.

So I did a bit of digging and it has indeed reopened and it looks exactly the same as it did when it closed which is bizarre. It’s like stepping back in time- for those who never frequented the bar back in the 90’s, it looked pretty much like the old Blackie Boy, it was great inside, dark, cosy, wood, subdued lighting-  great for many failed first dates as I got absolutely hammered on their range of Vaux beers.

Toilets were good as well, they where in the basement so your date couldn’t escape through the window.