Delight as town pubs make guide

Steve Bell, landlord of the Fishermans Arms on the Headland, is competing in the Great North Run despite recovering from a heart attack.
Steve Bell, landlord of the Fishermans Arms on the Headland, is competing in the Great North Run despite recovering from a heart attack.

PUBS across Hartlepool are celebrating after making it into the latest edition of a real ale guide.

The 2015 edition of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has been published with eight pubs in our area gaining national recognition.

The Rat Race Ale House at Hartlepool Railway Station retains its place, alongside The Globe, in Northgate on the Headland.

Other pubs to be named in the guide include The Fishermans Arms, in Southgate, The Causeway, in Vicarage Gardens, The McOrville at Elwick Village, The Ship Inn at High Hesleden and Camerons’ Brewery Tap, in Stockton Street, Hartlepool.

Meanwhile, just one club from the local area makes it into the guide and that is Billingham Catholic Club – CAMRA’s current Club of the Year.

Alan Davies, Good Beer guide co-ordinator, said: “All we are looking for is excellent beer, served in an excellent condition, all the time, every time.

“The pubs that feature in this, the 42nd edition of the Guide, maintain these high standards.

“Choosing the best of the best is a pleasant task!”

All of the pubs have gone through a “rigorous assessment process” over the past 12-months. For more information visit www.clevelandcamra.org.uk