The Coalhouse, in Church Street, Seaham, pays tribute to Seaham's mining heritage and used to be a bookies.

10 of the smallest and quirkiest North East bars you must visit

The growing trend for craft ales and speciality gins has sparked a rise in the number of small and quirky bars across the North East.

Combining newcomers and more established names – and with apologies to any absent friends – here are just 10 worthy of a visit throughout the region.

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