Map of places

Three to try in .......


Half Moon Inn looks old and has been well polished up to become an attrractive half horseshoe servery. Further seating down a few stairs.

Good Beer Guide 2013 (CAMRA)


Real Ale: London Pride, Landlord, Bass

The Victoria is not much to look at from the outside but is a lovely little pub inside. An all time favourite pub. It is very traditional but not olde worlde.

Good Pub Guide 2013

Good Beer Guide 2013 (CAMRA)

real ale: The beers available were all local ales. Big Lamp Bitter (Big Lamp Brerw.) Stud (Nick Stafford's brewery), Red Dust (Consett), Wylam Gold tankard (Wylam brewery), Magnus (Durham brewery)

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The Shakespeare looks old and is old. It has not even been polished up. Has many small rooms. It claims to be cosy and intimate, and with rooms this size that has to be true.



In some places only a few pubs  have been visited and it seems a shame to ignore perfectly fine hostelries because of this. Therefore, as the title says, here are some to see during a quick visit.





Which two countries fought each other in the hundred years war ?

And how long did it last ?




Drink and Music


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Poison Whiskey