The next Saturday Saunter/Regional Club and Pub of the Year judging trip, to cover the Sunderland and South Tyneside branch area, will be on Saturday 11th June. Pubs to be evaluated are the Marine, South Shields and Mid Boldon Club. We will be adding some further venues to complete a social afternoon.

Our plan from Durham is to get the X20 from North Road at 10:22 to Sunderland arriving approximately 11:07. From Chester-le-Street we’d advise the 10:22 from the Red Lion arriving in Sunderland at 11:05. These journeys are all with Go NorthEast and can be done on their All Zones - 1 Day ticket which costs £6 if bought on their app, or £6.20 if bought on the bus. We will have a drink or two in the Dun Cow and depart after 12:00 taking the number 9 to Boldon.

We will visit the Grey Horse followed by Mid Boldon Club which opens at 14:00 for judging. From there we will head to South Shields for judging at the Marine and onwards.

With these public transport enabled visits it is always advisable to let the organisers know that you would like to attend and to obtain a mobile number in case you would like to join at an intermediate point. We’ll also try to update our movements via our Facebook and Twitter feeds