Pubs across the North East have reason to celebrate this week as the Campaign for Real Ale reveals its Pub of the Year results.

Following the annual voting process which sees 2,000 members of the Tyneside & Northumberland branch of CAMRA single out their favourite pubs and clubs, the success stories are being announced this Thursday morning.

After members vote in the first round of the Pub of the Year competition, a judging process then follows to name the top pick including the Northumberland Pub of the Year and the Tyneside Pub of the Year.

Ian Lee, chairman of the local branch, explained what judges look for and said: "Excellent beer and cider is obviously of key importance.

"Award-winning pubs should be welcoming to everyone, of all ages, and be a part of their local community.

"CAMRA members obviously consider beer quality to be of prime importance. They also value a pub that has character, is comfortable and where conversation isn’t competing with loud music."

Results of the 2020 Tyneside & Northumberland Campaign for Real Ale pub and club awards

Pub of the Year

South west Northumberland

Dipton Mill Inn, Hexham

North Northumberland

The Curfew, Berwick

South east Northumberland

The Office, Morpeth

The overall winner of Northumberland Pub of the Year is the Dipton Mill Inn in Hexham

Newcastle 

In joint first place - The Town Mouse and Mean-Eyed Cat

Gateshead

Station East 

North Tyneside

The Dog & Rabbit, Whitley Bay

The overall winner of Tyneside Pub of the Year is The Dog & Rabbit in Whitley Bay

Club of the Year

Northumberland

Haltwhistle Comrades Club

Tyneside

Heaton Stannington Football Club

Cider Pub of the Year

South east Northumberland and overall Northumberland winner

The Office, Morpeth

North Northumberland

The Curfew, Berwick

South west Northumberland 

Wor Local, Prudhoe

Tyneside Cider Pub of the Year

O'wa the Road, Swalwell