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Pub Updates

Below are the latest pub updates that the Branch is aware of since the publication of Durham Drinker Issue 117:

Real ale become available

Black Bull, Old Shotton Bistro 21, Aykley Heads, Durham Green Tree, Bishop Auckland Tanfield Lea Working Mens Club, Tanfield Lea Salutation, Framwellgate Moor but then closed Sambuca restaurant Durham Ye Olde Fleece, Bishop Middleham Whistle Blower, Consett (former Coach and horses)

Real ale removed

Old England, Great Lumley Quarry Burn, Hunwick Hamsteels Inn, Quebec Angel, Durham


Merry Monk, Bishop Auckland - no real ale Queens Head, Shildon - no real ale Dunelm Ridge, Pity Me (after refurbishment) Mill, Seaham - no real ale


Mill, Seaham - temporary open again White Tun, Witton Gilbert - becoming convenience store Shoes, Sacriston Marquis of Granby, Framwellgate Moor (temporary - open again) Pub & Kitchen, Cassop (water burst reported in June - still closed August) Due to reopen end September Kings Head, Lanchester temporary for refurbishment Salutation, Framwellgate Moor Daisy Hill near Sacriston now Carlito's Ristorante


Cooperage, Bowburn -demolished Fir Tree, Wingate - open as a Co-op convenience store Head of Steam, Durham - increased no of pumps to five Durham Light Infantry, Gilesgate - demolished Red Lion, Chester-le-Street - improved real ale provision - local beers Olive Grove, Spennymoor - Improved real ale - local beer included Hogans, Bishop Auckland renamed The Mitre - still no real ale.