Traditional tavern named as Marston's Cask Ale Pub of the Year

Traditional tavern named as Marston's Cask Ale Pub of the Year

REAL ALE: Chrissy Wrightson, landlady of The King's Head in Hutton Rudby, with daughters Sammy and Jenny Weldon and the North Cask Ale Award. PICTURE: Stuart Boulton

REAL ALE: Chrissy Wrightson, landlady of The King's Head in Hutton Rudby, with daughters Sammy and Jenny Weldon and the North Cask Ale Award. PICTURE: Stuart Boulton

First published in News

A TAVERN described as “a proper, old-fashioned drinking pub” has been named as Marston’s Cask Ale Pub of the Year.

Staff at the King’s Head, at Hutton Rudby, near Yarm, which has four cask ales on sale, learned they had won the honour this week.

Stephanie Poole, assistant manager at the King’s Head, said word had got out among the pub’s loyal customers.

She said: “People are coming in saying, ‘we knew all along it was going to win,’ and then they joke that they’re just relieved the prices haven’t gone up with our new status.

“We’ve been here since 1865 and we’re a proper drinking pub, only selling food on Wednesdays and Fridays. We’re the kind of small, local pub that has horse brasses up, really traditional. Everyone’s overjoyed we’ve got this award.”

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10:13pm Wed 4 Jun 14

cromwell1599 says...

Aahh, a proper pub, not many left where you can just go for a decent pint and some conversation without running the risk of perforated eardrums and getting thumped for 'looking at somebody a bit funny'. Bet they've got a dartboard too. Well done to them for keeping a proper tradition alive.
Aahh, a proper pub, not many left where you can just go for a decent pint and some conversation without running the risk of perforated eardrums and getting thumped for 'looking at somebody a bit funny'. Bet they've got a dartboard too. Well done to them for keeping a proper tradition alive. cromwell1599
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