A pub does not need to be open for years to become a good one – that comes with intention.
And The Office in Morpeth, Northumberland , has proved just that after being crowned North East pub of the year by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
Operating from the grade II-listed Toll House, it has been trading for less than three years.
But it has quickly become a favourite with revellers, having been described as both cosy and welcoming.
Landlady Andrea Johnson, 52, said: “When they called to say we’d won, the guy on the phone must have thought I was the most ignorant person ever.
“I just couldn’t talk, I was flawed. It must be the first time in 52 years I have ever been speechless. It really hasn’t sunk in yet.”
The pub offers up to six real ales, which are predominantly brewed in Northumberland and Tyneside, as well as seven traditional…