MANY Wearside boozers have been commended for their real ale by enthusiasts.
They have been included in the latest national Good Beer Guide, published by Camra, the Campaign for Real Ale.
In Sunderland they include Fitzgeralds, The Avenue, Clarendon, King’s Arms, Harbour View, Wolsey, TJ Doyles, and new entries The Cliff, and Museum Vaults.
Also in the guide are The Stables, West Herrington; the Copt Hill, Houghton; the Black Horse, West Boldon; the Grey Horse, East Boldon; Olde Ships Inn, East Rainton; the Courtyard, and the William de Wessyngton, Washington.
The independent guide includes 4,500 urban and rural pubs and was compiled by Camra’s 130,000 members, who revise it each year.
Camra says the number of UK drinkers who have tried real ale has risen by 40 per cent in five years.
The North East launch of the 2012 guide was to be hosted by the Sunderland and South Tyneside branch, at the Maltings, South Shields, from 1pm today.