The Ship Inn at High Hesleden in County Durham has been named the Campaign for Real Ale’s North East Regional Pub of the Year.
The result was revealed a day before the launch of the Good Beer Guide 2013 by MSN Food.
It will now go on to face the best from Camra’s 15 other regions, with the national winner announced in February 2013.
“Now in its 12th year of continual family ownership, complete satisfaction is guaranteed at this nautically-themed rural gem and 2011 local CAMRA award winner. The landlord serves seven ever-changing real beers, sourced mainly from microbreweries, and his wife runs the superb restaurant offering top-quality food at reasonable prices, including mid-week two-course specials. Six newly built chalets and the Crow’s Nest self-contained flat provide good-value accommodation. There are stupendous coastal views from the well kept gardens.”
Description from the Good Beer Guide 2013