Celebration as Hartlepool pub receives CAMRA award for best in community

Phil and Liz Hall of The Globe on the Headland receiving their certificate for CAMRA Community Pub of the Year
Phil and Liz Hall of The Globe on the Headland receiving their certificate for CAMRA Community Pub of the Year

A Headland pub has been named as the best community watering hole in the area by the Campaign for Real Ale.

Outgoing landlords Phil and Liz Hall retired on a high after The Globe, in Northgate, won CAMRA’s Community Pub of the Year award.

Phil and Liz Hall richly deserve this award after having both served the residents of Hartlepool for just short of 30 years

Alan Davies, Campaign for Real Ale

It was chosen out of 280 other real ale pubs in the branch area.

Phil and Liz, who had been at the Globe for around six years and in the pub trade for almost 30, retired yesterday.

But it was not before they received a framed certificate from Ian Sladdin, chairman of CAMRA’s Cleveland branch.

Alan Davies, also from CAMRA, said: “Phil and Liz Hall richly deserve this award after having both served the residents of Hartlepool for just short of 30 years.

“Phil even started in the trade earlier, helping his father at the Fishermans, which Phil and Liz then ran for over 25 years, before more recently moving to the Globe.

“Here is a pub that serves the local community. Everybody is local, everybody is friendly.

“You can feel the community spirit in the pub. And all brought about because of Phil and Liz.

“The beer is always excellent, and where a pint of Strongarm, with its foaming head, is the benchmark against which all other pints of Strongarm in the area can be measured.”

Taking their place at The Globe is Claire Stephenson, who promises to continue Liz and Phil’s good work.

The local branch of CAMRA has more than 800 members and stretches from High Hesleden to Robin Hood’s Bay.