Real-ale enthusiasts in Sunderland were spoilt for choice at the three Wetherspoon pubs in the town.
A week-long ‘Town Ale Festival’ saw The Lambton Worm, The William Jameson and The Cooper Rose each showcasing ales from a local brewery.
The Cooper Rose served a selection of beers from Big Lamp Brewery, in Newburn, Tyne and Wear, while The William Jameson had a range from Northumberland-based Allendale Ales.
At The Lambton Worm, bar associate Hannah Mahon and shift leader Charles Towers, together with team leader Anth Maven from The William Jameson (right to left), are pictured with the selection available from Black Paw Brewery.
The brewery, in Bishop Auckland, County Durham, first went into production only last July and celebrated its official opening in June this year.
Among the ales on offer during the festival were Bishop’s Best (3.8% ABV), Paw’s Gold (4.0% ABV), Dark Seam (5.0% ABV), Polar Paw (4.4% ABV) and Black Paw IPA (5.0% ABV).
Charles said: “The event proved to be a huge success at all three pubs – and it was great to be able to offer customers a fantastic range of local ales.”