The Grey Horse pub in Consett has been announced as the pub of the year in the North East category in CAMRA’s nationwide search for the best pub in Britain.
Dating back to 1848, the Grey Horse is the oldest pub in Consett and one of the oldest pubs in the North East. Ales on offer at the Grey Horse include Consett Red Dust, Consett Steel Town Bitter, and Consett Steelworkers Blonde. Since 2005 these and other award-winning beers have been brewed on-site at the Consett Ale Works brewery located at the back of the pub.
The local was congratulated by prospective Lib Dem MP for North West Durham Michael Peacock who praised the pubs staff, customers and local CAMRA members in the county who voted the Grey Horse the region's best.
Speaking after the announcement, Michael Peacock, North West Durham Liberal Democrat Parliamentary Spokesman said:
“It is great to see a traditional pub in County Durham receiving such a high accolade, an impressive achievement given the competition across the region.
“Well-run community pubs play a crucial role in local life and can have a huge impact on people’s happiness and social inclusion as well as providing a boost to the local economy so its right that we celebrate them.
“I wish the pub, its management, regulars and local CAMRA members in our part of Durham the best of luck as it now goes forward in the competition to be crowned UK pub of the year in February 2020. I have every confidence that this popular County Durham pub will show that the North East has some of the best pubs in the country”