List of all Real Ale Pubs selling Real Ale that are free of tie
in the Cleveland CAMRA branch area

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Birch Hall Inn, Beck Hole, YO22 5LE

Charming historic Grade II listed olde world pub which maintains an excellent choice of beers. A limited range of quality cold meals is available - sandwiches, pork pies, plus beer cake, etc. Some outside seating. Extensive garden to the rear. Many country walks nearby. Perry in Summer. Regular local award-winner. Same management for many years. The Inn sign was painted by the noted RA. Algernon Newton, who donated it to the pub as a memento of many happy hours spent there. Glenys can arrange local quality B&B accommodation. Comprises the Big Bar, which is tiny, and the Small Bar, which is tinier, and which both sandwich a traditional sweet shop. Rail and busabout a mile away NYMR (Goathland)/840 bus. An absolute gem. A pub you must visit. Note winter opening hours change - closed Mon eve; closed all day Tuesday; otherwise 11-3, 7.30-11. Cider available all year. Perry only available in summer.
Tel. (01947) 896245

Updated: 2019-02-03 12:41:48

Billingham Catholic Club, Billingham, TS23 2RU

This Victorian mansion and former school, regular winners of the Cleveland CAMRA branch local Club of the Year, is a friendly private members' club, renowned locally for its vibrant RnB/rock scene, and where a genuine welcome awaits CAMRA members. Dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers ensure that the club's reputation for serving 150 different beers annually, continues. Three beers, two ciders and a perry are normally served, with up to 8 beers available during regular beer/music festivals, held during bank holiday weekends. Housed in a fine old building called Greenholme, once the residence of the Catholic priests and a former school, you will find a good choice of beers readily available and you can buy a pint here without being a member of the Club or having to be of any religious faith to join the Club. Other features include an extensive beer garden with covered decking area, regular weekend R & B/Blues, plus open Mic/Acoustic Jam sessions every Thursday on rotation. Throw in challenging and interesting quizzes as a regular feature and there is little more you could ask for here in this unassuming, quaint little club. Memberships available on request. The list of organisations that make use of the Club is too long to mention, but, needless to say, the Club has won the local CAMRA Branch Jo Powell Community Shield for the best Community Pub of the Years 2017 and 2019, and also Club of the Year 2015, 2016, 2017 and now 2018. The Club currently opens at 6 pm on Mondays.
Tel. (01642) 901143

Updated: 2019-02-12 08:02:32

Crafty Cock, Billingham, TS23 2RL

Small, cosy bar opened in June 2017 and converted from a former restaurant, and with a fine greeting from friendly bar staff. Located in Old Billingham, close to the level crossing, the decor is a mixture of cushioned bench seats with rustic tables and chairs. Situated among a row of shops and within very easy access of a regular bus service. The Crafty Cock does not quite fit the definition of a micropub but, real ale wise, it ticks all the boxes. Third pint bats are available. An array of premium lagers and craft beers are also served, as well as an extensive gin menu. Sunday lunches are now being served, with take-away options available.
Tel. (01642) 881478

Updated: 2019-02-28 14:01:39

Green Hops Real Ale Bar, Billingham, TS23 1EW

Real ale and cider bar opened in December 2014. The town's first micro pub, overlooking the village green, was opened by two enthusiasts who noticed a gap in the local market. Several changes later, the pub is now selling four beers of varying styles: Camerons Strongarm, as a regular beer, together with an offering from Timothy Taylor's, on a rotating basis, (Landlord, Ram Tam, Boltmaker, quarterly specials, for example), as well as two additional guest beers. In addition, approx 14 ciders and perries are also available, ranging from real ciders to the more modern fruity ones, some of which are well known, some not so well known, and some quite strong! Third of a pint beer/cider bats are available. A fine selection of gins and whiskies are also served, together with quality mixers. Usual top quality micropub type nibbles are also available. Local CAMRA branch Cider Pub of the Year for 2016 and 2017.
Tel. (01642) 205025

Updated: 2019-03-05 10:00:51

Porky Pint, Billingham, TS23 1HF

Opened in December 2016, this uniquely named, bright, modern two roomed micro pub lives up to its name and represents a refreshing change to the traditionally accepted micro pub theme. Every pub has to have a unique selling point, so four real beers are served supplemented with hot pork, beef and turkey sandwiches, together with pigs-in-blankets, roast potatoes, gravy and stuffing, as well as a dessert board. Hardly surprising that in it's previous life the building was a traditional butcher's shop. The four real beers are served on a rotating guest basis, with Cameron's, Timothy Taylor's, Bradfield's and McColls' beers featuring recently. Private parties can be catered for in the small back room, and which can probably accommodate about 20 people. Impressive Sunday lunches are available 12 - 4. The large outdoor patio area catches the sun throughout the day time and evening. Closed Mondays.
Tel. 07786 076738

Updated: 2019-05-22 08:57:29

Buck Inn, Chop Gate, TS9 7JL

Usually two or three real ales available, often from local breweries. See web site for latest offerings. Muddy boots and dogs welcome, a log fire on cold days and food served most sessions. Carvery on Sundays. Bikers welcome. Handy for the Cleveland Way and Coast to Coast walks, On site camping, free shutle from Clay Bank car park. Oct to June Bus 199 from Helmsley Fridays only. Monthly folk night. Besides the pub car park, honesty box car parking is available at the village hall, approx 200 yards south of pub. Pub website gives a full description of the seven German lagers brewed under the 503 years old German Purity Laws.
Tel. (01642) 778334

Updated: 2019-02-03 12:48:06

Witching Post Inn, Egton, YO21 1TZ

Following a closure of 3 years, this Grade II listed building reopened in December 2017 under a brand new team. Cosy country pub, with a real fire, and with the real beer offerings being two regulars from Theakstons and a guest beer. Food is available daily and a Sunday Carvery is also served. Accessible by bus from Whitby. The pub is also accessible from Egton Railway Station, which is located at Egton Bridge, but which requires a 1450 metre, (just under a mile), climb up a very steep hill, but obviously the return trip to the railway station is less exhausting.
Tel. (01947) 895537

Updated: 2018-08-04

Fox & Hounds, Goldsborough, YO21 3RX

Village pub close to Lythe near Whitby.
Tel. 07870 406926

Updated: 2018-08-01

Crossing Club, Grosmont, YO22 5QE

Owned by the villagers this cosy club opposite the North Yorkshire Moors railway station is accessible from the ground floor door, then up a flight of stairs. The Club serves up to four real beers, and was set it up following a period when Grosmont went temporarily dry and has now featured over 1200 different beers to date. Naturally featuring much railway memorabilia, the Club, part of the former Cooperative building, has a single bar on two levels, limited opening hours, mainly evenings opening at 8 pm, which may be extended during NYMR steam galas. Set amid beautiful scenery in the Esk Valley, great walking country, but please note, Grosmont is French for 'very big hill'. Ring the door bell on the front door to gain entry. Note: Not ideal for the less-able bodied as access to both the bar and the toilets require stairs to be negotiated. Though open 7 evenings a week in summer, please note that there maybe reduced opening between November and March
Tel. 07766 197744

Updated: 2019-02-13 11:01:26

Monk, Guisborough, TS14 6HG

This new modern contemporary pub/cocktail lounge/wine bar, where a warming log burner adds to the atmosphere and leather sofas abound, is an upmarket addition to the town's social life and attracts a friendly and wide ranging clientele. Situated opposite Giisborough Priory, which was raised to the ground by King Henry VIII in 1540, and aptly named as, legend has it, the 12th Century Black Monk frequented the underground tunnel that was discovered during renovations of this old saddlers' shop. The access to what actually, could have been a priest hole, is now on view, beneath a weight bearing glass cover. A mural tells the story of the activities of the monks, the gold and the black raven. Five frequently changing real beers and a cider are served. Not cheap, but as one social commenter posted, "£4.50 a pint does help to keep the idiots out", though, please note, that a pint of real beer is currently priced at £3.45. Four drink paddles are available at £5 each, and which represents tremendous value. Quiz night is Sunday. Occasional live music nights are held, featuring performers of note, for which a charge applies.
Tel. (01287) 205058

Updated: 2019-02-15 06:38:39

Raby Arms, Hart Village, TS27 3AJ

Now in private hands, a warm welcome is ensured at this famous landmark village pub. The Raby Arms has been recently refurbished to a high standard by the new owners, the whole package now representing a breath of fresh air compared to the usual tired formula modern pub. Serving a range of real beers, together with an extensive, good value locally sourced home cooked food menu, served all day everyday, up to one hour before closing. The pub is family-friendly, boasts a large south facing sunny beer garden, together with a large car park, and has a designated smoking area. The pub and village are served by the number 58 bus which runs an hourly service Mon-Sat from Hartlepool railway station. Last return is 8.10pm.
Tel. (01429) 274058

Updated: 2017-09-17

Hops & Cheese, Hartlepool, TS24 7HH

Opened in March 2017, and operated by enthusiastic hosts with a vision to bring the tapas style bars experienced on their holidays back to Hartlepool. this unique, new, modern, original, different and exciting outlet represents a breath of fresh air, combining excellent real beers, both hand pull and craft beers, with top class cheeses and charcuterie, and all the trimmings, and all available to take away, if required. Both 'Meet the Brewer' and 'Meet the Cheesemaker' evenings are organised. Newspapers, a regular book club, off-sales, and background music all feature.
Tel. 07704 660417

Updated: 2019-02-05 10:08:20

Rat Race Ale House, Hartlepool, TS24 7ED

Of all the micro pubs that now exist in the UK, this was the second to open, (after the Butcher's Arms, Herne, Kent). Landlord Peter opted to leave the 'rat race' himself, making use of the one-time newsagent's shop, with access from both the railway station platform and the station approach. Four changing beers and two ciders are kept in a cool room from where the customers, (max 20 seated), are served, direct to their table, by the landlord himself. Popular with locals and County Durham real ale lovers, (the bus station is adjacent), the Rat Race is also visited by London imbibers, who take a day trip on the 3 hour Grand Central direct train journey from Kings Cross. Not surprisingly, the pub has won many CAMRA awards during it`s existence. Closed Sundays and Mondays. Please note that the pub also closes during the licensee's annual holidays. Quality crisps, nuts and pork scratchings are available.
Tel. 07903 479378

Updated: 2019-02-14 06:36:52

Fishermans Arms, Hartlepool Headland, TS24 0JJ

Opened in 1868 The Fish, a warm, dog friendly, one roomed traditional pub, close to the Fish Quay, is now privately owned. Now with a brand new refurbishment, including re-siting of the bar. Up to five locally sourced beers are served plus one real cider in summer, and during their beer festivals. A popular music venue with live music on Saturday nights, an open mic night every Tuesday night with a free pint for playing and a monthly Bloozeburn on the last Wednesday of the month. Also a popular Sunday Quiz is held with a charity of the month raffle included. Two beer festivals are held annually, one at Easter and one over August Bank holiday weekend, details listed on the pubs Twitter / Facebook pages. Three thirds of a pint tasters are available. This pub is becoming increasingly popular. Please check winter opening hours, during which the choice of beers may be reduced.
Tel. 07847 208599

Updated: 2019-04-27 19:41:05

Globe, Hartlepool Headland, TS24 0LJ

Popular community pub, and still serving Strongarm on handpull with the biggest head on beer in town and most probably within the whole of Cleveland. This free house has both public bar and smaller lounge with coal fires, and reputably a ladies loo which could well win prizes. The Strongarm still remains at £2 a pint. CAMRA's 2016 Community Pub of the Year.
Tel. (01429) 860097

Updated: 2019-02-03 11:39:33

Ship Inn, High Hesleden, TS27 4QD

Nautically themed, North East Pub of the Year 2012, family-owned, in a quite village, offering freshly prepared food using local ingredients, an extensive real ale selection, accommodation and a garden with views all the way to the sea. May be closed during the owners' annual holiday - check before making a long trip. Bus 206 from Blackhall, Peterlee and Wingate.
Tel. (01429) 836453

Updated: 2019-06-01 09:02:10

Blue Bell Inn, Ingleby Cross, DL6 3NF

This very pleasant Inn dating back to 1912 is on the fringe of the Cleveland Branch area and has the famous 'Coast to Coast' walk passing right by the front door. The Blue Bell is open plan dividing into a dining area and the bar area with an open fire and offers comfortable accommodation and good value Sunday lunch. Check with the pub for food available during the week. Bus 80 & 89 between Stokesley and Northallerton daytime only. Note that the opening times reflect their winter timetable and the opening times will be longer during the summer months.
Tel. (01609) 882272

Updated: 2017-04-11

Lazenby Social Club, Lazenby, TS6 8DX

Substantial, welcoming members club offering many real ales over the last few months situated in the pleasant village of Lazenby, near Eston, and just off the A174. Camra members must bring their cards to ensure entrance. Sizeable bar with pool table, comfortable lounge and large concert room, indoor table tennis plus outside seating with smokers shelter. New quoits pitches to be laid in front of the club which was previously a member of the Cleveland Quoits League the club is also Camra Pub of the Season Autumn 2011 and a GBG entry.
Tel. (01642) 453905

Updated: 2016-12-11

Board Inn, Lealholm, YO21 2AJ

Situated a short distance from the EVR station, local shops, bakery and stepping stones crossing the River Esk, Yorkshire's only salmon-fishing river, this stone built family-run 17th-century pub is at the heart of village life. Three beers, four ciders and sixty whiskies are served. Comprises a locals' bar, a lounge/restaurant, and a riverside patio, where an Easter beer festival is held. The food is virtually all traceable to within a mile of the pub. The licensees air-cure their own hams, keep hens/ducks and livestock, and have salmon fishing rights. Recent winners of local CAMRA branch Community Pub and Cider Pub awards. Offers B & B and a holiday cottage. Open from 0900. Pub is currently up for sale, so please check before making a long journey just in case opening hours do change.
Tel. (01947) 897279

Updated: 2019-02-03 13:12:50

Mad Alice's, Loftus, TS13 4PW

Micro Pub in Loftus opened 2017.
Tel. 07508 966610

Updated: 2018-04-18

Vane Arms, Long Newton, TS21 1DB

Ideal country pub with lounge, bar with open fire, now in the safe hands of Paul and Emily, and who are now following in the footsteps of Jill and Paul Jackson, who rescued the pub from an uncertain future after it had been closed for 898 days by the last of a string of pub management companies. There are three handpulls featuring Black Sheep Bitter alongside an ever changing array of two guest beers from local breweries, along with reasonably priced restaurant quality meals using only fresh food, and what can only be described as superb outdoor drinking facilities. Four quality en-suite bedrooms are available.
Tel. (01642) 580401

Updated: 2019-02-28 18:03:25

Clarendon, Marske-by-the-Sea, TS11 7BA

The middle house, as it is known, is a family-run, one-room locals' pub with interesting photographs of Marske through the ages around the walls, represents a 1960s time warp. It serves five regular beers plus a guest from a mahogany island bar, which is a rarity in this area. One of the pub's best sellers over the years has been Copper Dragon Golden Pippin, which sadly is no longer available. However, the Beer Monkey brewery, also in Skipton, is supplying a similar beer, Beer Monkey Blond. There is no TV, no jukebox, no pool table, no children/teenagers - just the locals indulging in convivial conversation. Occasional live music. There is no catering either as such, but tea and coffee are available. It has a pleasant south-facing outdoor drinking area.
Tel. (01642) 490005

Updated: 2019-02-25 13:42:04

Frigate, Marske-by-the-Sea, TS11 7DH

What still remains a community pub, in the middle of a housing estate, has now been transformed, by an enthusiastic licensee, into a venue that provides an eclectic mix of both beer and R&B/rock music. Up to five beers and a cider are served at this free house. The atmosphere then heats up on Friday and Saturday evenings when live bands perform. There is no food, just beer, cider and music. An ideal party venue. There is a pool table, as well as a warming log burner.
Tel. 07922 080793

Updated: 2019-01-11 14:09:02

Bottled Note, Middlesbrough, TS1 3AA

Another of many micropubs just south on the centre, and which is now approaching its 2nd birthday. One half of this this double fronted Victorian terrace house is a micropub during the day, and which then doubles up in size during the evenings, when the other half opens, to also feature a cocktail and wine bar. There is also a function room. Four handpumps feature the house beer, Bottled Note IPA, brewed by 3 Brothers using American and New Zealand hops, while a stout or porter is also always served. A wide selection of of bottled beers are also available. Within walking distance of the football ground.
Tel. (01642) 644214

Updated: 2019-04-25 16:31:12

Chairman, Middlesbrough, TS1 2LL

Opened on 24/3/16, this conversion of two terraced houses is a one room open plan pub with an open kitchen to the rear. Décor is bare brick walls with rustic wooden panelling and brushed steel. Seating comprises of a mixture of comfy bench seats, brushed steel seats and stools. Nibbles, light bites, burgers etc. are available.
Tel. 07789 277364

Updated: 2018-05-20

Devil's Advocate, Middlesbrough, TS1 3AA

Micro-pub near the town centre.
Tel. (01642) 964792

Updated: 2017-11-05

Dr Phil's Real Ale House, Middlesbrough, TS5 6DY

Neatly adapted from shop premises, this micropub, owned by Matt Power, a local brewer, offers guests three beers as well as cider, perry, cold snacks, tea/coffee and wine. Set in a pleasant urban village, seating 30, it provides chess, draughts, cards and dominoes plus books supporting the Great North Air Ambulance. As well as the pub's own website, the beers that are available are also updated on Facebook.
Tel. 07883 072389

Updated: 2019-02-03 13:16:58

Infant Hercules, Middlesbrough, TS1 2LS

Opened in March 2015 and one of several micro-pubs within what was the town's 'solicitors quarter', all within a stone's throw of each other, and located in parallel streets of substantial Victorian terraced houses just south of the main shopping precinct and north of the University campus. Handy for the Law Courts. Named after Gladstone's description of the town in 1862, after he had witnessed the expansion of the local steel making and ship building industries, all now sadly departed. Three third pint tasting trays are available. Local CAMRA branch 2017 Pub of the Season and 2018 Pub of the Year for N. Yorks, and so goes forward as the Branch's representative to the 2018 Yorkshire Regional Pub of the Year competition. The pub also continues to act as venue for Teesside University Real Ale Society, (TURAS). Please note that the Infant Hercules is the only micro in Middlesbrough offering a discount to card carrying CAMRA members.
Tel. 07980 321626

Updated: 2019-02-03 13:20:21

Isaac Wilson, Middlesbrough, TS1 1SF

This popular large pub is named after a 19th-century railway industry magnate, who was a company director of the world's first public railway, the Stockton & Darlington. The Isaac was a Wetherspoon's conversion of the former law courts and. no doubt, more familiar to some than others, and continues to, more or less, follow the original Wetherspoon's formula. It comprises one long bar serving two regular beers, three guests and a real cider to a single room, with walls adorned with photographs of old Middlesbrough. Third pint are glasses available. Pub grub is served all day everyday. In November 2017, after a short period of closure, new owners took over and continued with, more or less, the same underlying Wetherspoon's formula, but without having the bar adorned with the former owner's national brands.
Tel. (01642) 247708

Updated: 2019-02-27 09:36:26

Slaters Pick, Middlesbrough, TS1 2LH

Micropub in Middlesbrough opened May 2016. This quirky one roomed rustic micro pub with wooden floorboards, exposed bare brick and corrugated iron walls incorporates many recycled items and retro memorabilia including a red telephone box, metal bin lids and pails utilised as lamp shades and suitcases emerging from the brickwork!! The surface of the brick built bar is quite unique with hundreds of 1p coins under a glass top. Limited seating inside but there are French doors that exit onto a paved patio with further seating. Apart from real ale there is up to 3 real ciders/perrys available.
Tel. None

Updated: 2017-01-21

Twisted Lip, Middlesbrough, TS1 2LF

Opened in May 2014, serves 3 real ales and two real ciders. The pub has multiple rooms, as you would expect in a traditional double two-up two-down terraced house. There is a good selection of bottled craft and continental beers. Now serving Deli type food every day.
Tel. 07896 247896

Updated: 2017-01-18

Alitheo Bar, Norton, TS20 2QQ

Greek themed bar reopened in June 2018 under a new licensee after an extensive refurbishment serving 2 guest real ales.
Tel. (01642) 956357

Updated: 2018-06-12

Hambletonian, Norton, TS20 1DT

Opened in 2015 a relaxed wooden bar serving real beer, bottled beers and food. This comfortable and relaxed former Coffee Shop is located up a flight of stairs, though drinks can be brought down to a small ground floor drinking area. It is situated next to The Green and the duck pond, around which four pubs used to exist. Now part owned by an active CAMRA member, two interesting real beers and real cider are served. A limited delicatessen-type and good-value menu, where all the food is freshly cooked, is also available, so please be patient.
Tel. (01642) 363861

Updated: 2019-02-19 21:19:23

Hydes Bar, Norton, TS20 2RZ

Previously a family run Joinery & Builders Merchant yard for more than 50 years and before that a Blacksmiths, this micro pub which opened in December 2016, has been sensitively renovated and refurbished in keeping with the long history of the building. Some items on display were recovered during the restoration of the premises. There is a mixture of comfortable sofas, wooden tables and chairs with high stools at the bar and bi-folding doors onto the patio area. Old photographs are displayed on the brick walls including one of special interest located behind the bar that shows the premises when previously a Blacksmiths. You can imagine the horse and carts in the courtyard. Besides the four real ale pumps, four ciders are also served. A fine selection of gins are also available, including the Gin of the Week. The pub celebrated it's first birthday on December 7th, 2017. Can be hard to find. It's located between a Chinese take-away and Billy's sandwich shop near the roundabout at the south end of the High Street. Discount of 20 pence are given to card carrying CAMRA members on both halves and pints.
Tel. (01642) 550662

Updated: 2019-02-28 18:12:23

Cleveland Hotel, Redcar, TS10 1SQ

Substantial establishment and the home of Redscar Brewery, comprising a large bar and a lounge, each with separate access from the street. The lounge bar has 3 handpulls, whilst the bar also has a 4th handpull for a guest beer. The regular beers listed may change to a different beer from within the Redscar range. Very much a locals' pub with a keen racing following during the daytime and football most evenings and at weekends. In addition, there is outside seating. Live bands Friday and Saturday with various other events happening during the week and also Bank Holidays. Check the pub's website for details. Substantial Sunday lunches are served.
Tel. (01642) 484035

Updated: 2019-02-03 13:22:07

Rita's Pantry, Redcar, TS10 3AA

A former amusement arcade is now better served as the town's popular first and true micro pub. Situated on the seafront, opposite Redcar's Beacon, and where the petrified forest can be seen at low tide, the Beacon, a warm welcome is extended to CAMRA members, locals and visitors alike. Three, sometimes four, interesting real beers are served, as well as two real ciders. Third pint glasses are available. The amiable licensee also hosts other social events, including regular Belgium beer nights. Pub gets rave reviews on social media. Recently awarded as local CAMRA Branch Pub of the Season 2019.
Tel. 07730 445483

Updated: 2019-06-18 09:48:14

Ship Inn, Redmarshall, TS21 1EP

Village pub Grade II listed some four miles North West of Stockton, approximately 260 years old and so named as it was originally built from recycled ships' timbers. Completely refurbished into a nautically themed pub in April 2014 and offering a contemporary, pleasant and welcoming atmosphere. Fast becoming the number one choice for both drinkers and eaters from the local area, and where a cask of guest ale can run out in a day. The two guest ales change regularly, while the house Ale, Ship, is Greene King IPA.
Tel. (01740) 630378

Updated: 2017-07-07

Royal Hotel, Runswick Bay, TS13 5HT

The family owned Royal Hotel has excellent views of the bay from the terrace and has been serving Black Sheep beers for many years taking great pride in it being their permanent real ale though recently as with a small selection of guest beers only in the summer season.
Tel. (01947) 840215

Updated: 2018-08-04

Guns Bar, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 1DH

Small bar opened in December 2016. Four handpumps, one of them is used for cider.

Updated: 2018-04-01

Saltburn Cricket, Bowls & Tennis Club, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 1HJ

Well supported by the local community, members and non-members of Saltburn Cricket Club are made equally welcome at this local CAMRA multi-award winner, now celebrating 24 years of continuous Guide recognition. Three interesting beers are served, often not even lasting the evening. An enthusiastic steward hosts a variety of events, including both a monthly Jazz Club and a monthly Blues Club, as well as quiz nights and Bingo. Superb buffets can also be arranged. The balcony, ideal for those lazy summer afternoons, overlooks the cricket field. On Sat/Sun match days, the club opens at 12 pm. Check winter opening hours. Currently Sunday hours are 12-4;7-midnight.
Tel. (01287) 622761

Updated: 2019-02-18 08:27:08

9 Anchors, Seaton Carew, TS25 1AX

Former flower shop in the centre of the sea front, opened in April 2017. The name of this micropub derives from the rescue of 9 crewmen from the Danish schooner "Doris" that floundered off the Hartlepool coast in 1930. During refurbishment of the premises, the plasterboard was removed, revealing original bare sandstone walls. The quirky tables and chairs are constructed from driftwood reclaimed from the beach and the bar has been converted from a Welsh dresser. Interesting interior decor, together with wonderful sea views. There is an acoustic evening every Wednesday.
Tel. (01429) 598969

Updated: 2018-01-21

Captain Cook Inn, Staithes, TS13 5AD

This former Station Hotel is a local CAMRA multi award-winning pub located on the edge of the National Park, sitting high above this pretty coastal village and close to Boulby Cliffs, the highest in England. The pub changed ownership in 2014 and underwent a complete refurbishment, however muddy boots and dogs are still equally welcome. Four handpumps, maybe five in summer, provide an eclectic mix of beer styles, and which now include their own in-house brews. Northern Navigator is currently brewed by North Yorkshire Brewery at Warrenby, nr Redcar.
Tel. (01947) 840200

Updated: 2018-10-14

Elm Tree Social Club, Stockton-on-Tees, TS19 0QJ

Don't let this rather stark industrial looking 1930s-type factory building put you off from visiting this superb social club, where the outside rather belies what you'll find inside. Originally this was the local Co-op's sports and social club. Inside it is just first class, with large and separate drinking and function areas. The friendly steward, with a strong commitment to real ale, it is made available from Thursday onwards and when it's gone, it's gone, with a fresh new beer available the next Thursday. Own web site displays full program of various music acts playing in a separate function room on Saturdays and Sundays. First class bowling green. Snooker room. Quoits club. Beer garden. Full catering facilities available by prior arrangement - buffets are a speciallity.
Tel. (01642) 676902

Updated: 2015-11-24

Golden Smog, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1DS

An amiable licensee and proprietor runs the town's first micropub, first opened in August 2014, that comes complete with a huge Belgian twist. The Smog is located in a ginnel leading west off the main drag and named after the environmental conditions that recently prevailed on Teesside. Besides the four real beers and two real ciders, an impressive range of Belgian beers, some familiar, most not so familiar, are served in matching glasses in the continental way. Half pint and third pint glasses are also available, as well as bespoke SMOG tasting tables. Interesting decor, small lending library, friendly atmosphere and dog friendly makes it all well worth a visit. Local CAMRA Branch 2018 Pub of the Year and thus now goes forward as the Branch's representative to the North East Region Pub of the Year competition. Late news. The Smog has now been voted as the 2018 North East Region Pub of the Year. And what must also be mentioned is Sunday's highlight, where most horizontal surfaces, above ground level, are covered in an eclectic range of different bar snacks, all free of charge. And if the above has not yet enticed you to visit the Smog, please note that the staff are paid the national living wage - important, as most pubs don't.
Tel. (01642) 385022

Updated: 2019-06-13 21:25:34

Hope & Union, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1SL

Tucked away in a square in the town's cultural quarter, between the Grade II listed Georgian Theatre and the River Tees, the pub is named after a steam engine and also a Yarm bound horse-drawn coach operated by the 1825 world's first passenger railway, the Stockton & Darlington. This bright modern pub serves three interesting beers, a cider and a large selection of gins and whiskies. The cellar is on open display, as is the kitchen, from where locally sourced, freshly cooked and very good value dishes are served all day, everyday.
Tel. (01642) 385022

Updated: 2019-02-28 14:33:32

Looking Glass , Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1DB

Previously a sandwich shop in its former life, this cosy one roomed micro pub seating approximately 40 persons opened on 7/10/16. Bench type seats (some cushioned) hug three of the walls, other small tables and stools are located in the centre of the room along with some high stools closer to the bar. Old photographs of Stockton, numerous mirrors, reclaimed metal advertising signage and street names adorn the walls.
Tel. (01642) 901996

Updated: 2018-08-29

Storytellers, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1LL

Situated in a grade II listed building The Storytellers was at one time a night club. Comfortably furnished and just off the High St. Here they offer a wide range of music, live and recorded, handy for all local bus services.
Tel. (01642) 671663

Updated: 2017-11-07

Wasps Nest, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1TB

Micro pub opened May 2015. Tucked away between the river and the Grade II listed Georgian Theatre in the town's cultural centre, this bright, modern and lively pub serves a selection of both real and craft beers, as well as cider and perry, to a younger market. The pleasant L- shaped bar comprises reclaimed materials, while outside, the pub's claim to fame is that it has the town centre's only outdoor courtyard drinking area, and large enough such that it does not just become a bastion for smokers. Kitsons' pies are available throughout the day, either warm or cold.
Tel. 07789 277364

Updated: 2019-02-26 18:51:38

Abbey Wharf, Whitby, YO22 4DD

When the Burberry clothes factory closed 15 years ago, (Goths 5 - Chavs 1 was one comment), the upstairs of this superb building was converted into the largest pub in the town. Now re-opened, in June 2015, after a major refurbishment, it is now the largest fish n chip restaurant cum bar in the town. Overlooking the harbour on the Abbey (east) side of the river, the Abbey Wharf serves six beers, mainly national brands, together with Old Rosie cider. Tables on the two sun decks overlook the harbour, providing superb views. The roof is partially glazed and two sides have panoramic windows. A new mezzanine level has been incorporated. This latest fish restaurant cum bar combines former industrial chic with bleached wood floors. Don't be put off by the unprepossessing frontage - this is a Grade II listed building so outside alterations are prohibited. Seats over 300 people. Relaxed during the day, much livelier in the evenings with regular music nights. The good value food is served all day. Take-away counter.
Tel. (01947) 600306

Updated: 2016-11-13

Granby Hotel, Whitby, YO21 3AJ

Popular two-room pub situated just off the main tourist areas noted for value of both its beer and meals - Marvellous privately-owned free-house, attracting both locals and those staying in the West Cliff B&Bs, this busy two-room pub is just situated off the main tourist drag, and is well worth searching out. Though the pub is not tied, three of the regular beers are from Marston's, together with Strongarm. Particularly noted for its meals, both for value and for size, the pub is ideally placed for those also requiring a visit to the famous Botham's Bakery. Opening times quoted are the winter times - the pub stays open til midnight during summer.
Tel. (01947) 601747

Updated: 2018-02-20

Waiting Room, Whitby, YO21 1YN

Whitby's smallest, newest and first micropub aims to provide a safe and enjoyable alternative night out. No lager nor spirits, no jukeboxes nor TV. Dogs are welcome. Meet up, chat and drink good beers and ciders without being bombarded by technology and noise. The six-yards-square pub gets busy at times, so please do not be disappointed if you cannot even get in! Local CAMRA branch 2017 and 2019 Cider Pub of the Year and now also 2018 Pub of the Season.
Tel. (01947) 821640

Updated: 2019-02-18 07:52:52

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