Historic Sunderland pubs honoured in CAMRA list

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WEARSIDE pubs feature on a register of historic hostelries.

The Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) keeps a national list of great British pubs.

The Mountain Daisy, in Hylton Road, makes an appearance, along with the King’s Arms, in Deptford, and the Dun Cow, in the city centre.

Durham also boasts five entries – with the Colpitts, Dun Cow, Half Moon, Shakespeare and Victoria.

Author Michael Slaughter, who co-wrote the English Heritage book Licensed to Sell, said it is important drinkers realise the significance of such places.

“Since the Mountain Daisy in Sunderland got a new licensee who put real ale on, they’re doing a great job,” he said.

“They’re enthusiastic people and they’ve definitely been making a go of it.

“That’s one of the real success stories and it’s great news, because it’s one of the most spectacular ceramic displays of any British pub.

“The sitting room has tiled walks of North East scenes and a ceramic counter which were put together in 1900 to 1902.

“Also, places like the Dun Cow, in Sunderland, has a bar fitting we’ve never seen another example of.”

For more information, Camra’s heritage pub website can be found at www.heritagepubs.org.uk.