Top award for pub

A PUB has been named the best in the North-East.

The Ship Inn in High Hesleden has won Campaign for Real Ale’s (Camra) North-East pub of the year award.

It is the first time a pub from the Cleveland branch of Camra has won the award, beating off stiff competition from several previous winners in Sunderland, Newcastle, Wylam, Durham and Darlington.

Tony Jowsey, secretary of the Cleveland Branch, said: “The Ship Inn, High Hesleden won by a wide margin.”

The Ship has seven real ales, great food and accommodation and is in the Good Beer Guide.”