Readers have taken to social media to welcome a new micro-pub which opened in Seaton Carew last week.
The 9 Anchors opened for business on The Front after a seven-month refurbishment of the former florists.
Nice to see another smaller bar that has its own distinctive style instead of being just another chain pub or flat pack bar kit - good luckNeil Boreland
The interior has been done out in a style inspired by the schooner Doris which ran aground at North Gare in 1930.
Owner Peter Charlton worked with local artist Paul Beard to create the micro pub’s unique look, featuring driftwood and exposed stone.
Readers commenting on The Mail’s facebook page posted overwhelmingly positive comments about the new establishment.
Neil Boreland posted: “Looks great and nice to see another smaller bar that has its own distinctive style instead of being just another chain pub or flat pack bar kit - good luck.”
Stephen Bailey wrote: “Seaton has been crying out for something like this for years. Good luck.”
And Kevin Peart said: “Looks fantastic – well done to everyone involved. Hope it’s a big success.”
Carol McCletchie wrote: “Called in tonight and it was defo worth the visit - pint of Amstel - job done.”
Pete Lindley added: “Get some more there – the place is lacking pubs and bars.”
And Thomas Carrick posted: “Found a reason to drink in Seaton again. Looks immense.”
Eric Robinson, however, seemed unimpressed by the size of the new pub, writing: “Why would we need a pub that’s full with 25 visitors?”