CAMRA Durham members gathered at Durham's Victoria Inn recently to celebrate a milestone in the pub world. Michael Webster first stepped behind the bar in 1975, and forty years on, not much has changed at the Vic. There are now five handpumps and even more whisky and whiskey, but the building, the roaring fires, and the atmosphere thankfully remain unchanged.
Here's to the next forty years!
A FOOTBALL club’s plan to reopen a disused pub as a clubhouse and community hub by Christmas has been put back until the New Year.
Spennymoor Town FC wants to take over the Salvin Arms pub, on King Street, which went into liquidation earlier this year, and rename it Moors Bar.
The Colliery at High Jobs Hill near Crook has reopened and is now called the Copper Mine with three handpulls, two usually in use.
Durham City's first micropub, the Station House has opened at the foot of Station Bank.
The Woodman Inn, Durham has had a refurbishment and is now a serving light bite menu as well
Rather belatedly we have discovered the Durham Amateur Rowing Clubhouse serves real ale and similarly Masonic Hall in Chester -le-Street, Details being collected for Whatpub.