A village pub has been named as one of just three national Community Pub Heroes.

The Beeswing Inn at East Cowton, near Northallerton, took the title in a competition organised by PubAid and the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group and sponsored by Matthew Clark.

The trophy was presented to The Beeswing's landlady Beth Robinson at an awards ceremony at the House of Commons on Tuesday.

Since 2014, the pub has organised a music festival, which has grown over the years to become Cowtonbury, a well-known event locally that raises huge amounts for charity.

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A major beneficiary is the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton, and since 2018 the pub has raised £64,000 to improve the palliative care facilities.

Beth said: "We're ecstatic about this win. Today has been a brilliant day, as on our way to this presentation we learned that building is going to start on a new suite at Northallerton's Friarage Hospital, which we are funding.

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"This has been our goal ever since my dad passed away at the Friarage and it's going to make such a difference, enabling families to stay with their loved ones at the end."

The awards were attended by other Community Pub Hero awards finalists, MPs and competition judges.

The Beeswing was also given £500 from Matthew Clark and PubAid, to donate to a charity of its choosing.

John Steele, Matthew Clark trade marketing director, said: "We are delighted to recognise The Beeswing's outstanding charity fundraising by naming them as one of our Community Pub Heroes. Congratulations to Beth and her team for this well-deserved recognition."