All five Wetherspoon pubs in and around Sunderland have been recognised at the Best Bar None awards for the area.
The Lambton Worm, The William Jameson and The Cooper Rose (all in Sunderland), as well as The Wild Boar (Houghton-le-Spring) and The Sir William de Wessyngton (Washington), were all awarded in the Wearside Best Bar None annual initiative.
The Lambton Worm won gold for the ‘best pub’, with The William Jameson and The Sir William de Wessyngton both picking up a silver in the ‘best pub’ category.
A gold award went to The Wild Boar for ‘best community pub’, while The Cooper Rose achieved a bronze in the ‘best bar’ category, as well as the Sun FM award for a ‘great night out’, voted for online by local radio-listeners.
The scheme, run by Safer Sunderland Partnership, Northumbria Police and Tyne and Wear Fire and Rescue Service, gives pubs, clubs and bars the chance to showcase their venue.
It also aims to promote a safe nightlife and encourages bars to share their commitment to stamping out alcohol-related bad behaviour and violence.
Pictured (l to r): Sarah Noble (The Sir William de Wessyngton), Mark Tanfield (The Wild Boar), Nik Chapman (The Cooper Rose), Amanda Dunn (The Lambton Worm) and Wayne Davis (The William Jameson).