Hartlepool pizza shop misses out on North East title at The British Takeaway Awards

The Pizza Guys
The Pizza Guys

A Hartlepool pizza shop was named in the top five takeaways in the North East at a glitzy awards night - but narrowly missed out on the top prize.

The Owners of The Pizza Guys, on Park Road, Hartlepool, were invited to The Savoy hotel in London to find out if they have been serving up the best takeaway food the North East has to offer.

Five takeaways in the North East were shortlisted. The Pizza Guys were competing against: The Retro Sweet Shop in Darlington, Harland Place, in Norton, Pizzaholic in Heaton, Newcastle, and Ruchita Tandoori in Wallsend.

The Retro Sweet Shop was named the best in the region at the glamorous evening, which was presented by Tess Daly and Vernon Kay.

Owner of The Pizza Guys, Raheel Deen, and his store manager, John Flouty, were at the Just Eat-backed event along with 250 of the nation’s best takeaway restaurant owners.