A pub in a seaside village has been named as one of the best in England to enjoy a seasonal beer.
The Olde Ship Inn, at Seahouses, has made it on the list of CAMRA’s (Campaign for Real Ale) favourite local pubs for an autumn tipple.
The inn is described as being a nice base for walks along the beach, particularly along the sands to Bamburgh Castle.
CAMRA says there are three bar areas, all full of maritime memorabilia, and the most striking one is probably the front bar and is everything you could expect; cosy and dark and bustling with tourists and locals alike.
The inn was originally a farmhouse and dates from 1745.
When in the Ship, real-ale lovers are encouraged to try a pint of Theakston’s Best Bitter, from across the border in Yorkshire. CAMRA says it is gold in colour with plenty of hops and a dash of sweetness that balances the bitterness. Just what you need after a bracing walk.
The other pubs to make it on the list are the Grey Horse Inn, Manchester; Burton Bridge Brewery, Staffordshire; The Canalhouse, Nottingham; The Lamb, London; Racehorse Inn, Somerset.
The pubs listed are just six out of more than 4,500 to make it into CAMRA’s 2016 Good Beer Guide.