Co. Durham

North East

9 Anchors

2 The Front
Seaton Carew
Co. Durham
TS25 1BS

Tel: 01429 598969

Opened in April 2017. The quirky tables and chairs are constructed from driftwood reclaimed from the beach and the bar has been converted from a Welsh dresser. Interesting interior decor, together with wonderful sea views. The pub serves three changing cask ales.

Caps Off

3 Bob Hardisty Drive
Bishop Auckland
Co. Durham DL14 7TL

Tel: 07900 551754

Right next to railway station, this new beer, cider, and spirits shop features a huge range of bottles and cans, plus local real ale, real cider, and up to five craft kegs. Basic furnishings allow plenty of room for movement and a chance to see what's on offer and sample on the premises.

Firkin Alley

2 Bakery Mews
rear of 20 Horsemarket
Barnard Castle
Co. Durham DL12 8LZ

Tel: 07825 727660 / 07825 727660

Micropub established in 2016 housed in an ex-bakery storeroom, difficult to find down an alley off the main street. Very tastefully fitted with warm wooded surrounds. Bar downstairs with spacious and comfortable room upstairs. Ever changing ale selection, mainly from the region and changing cider selection.

Golden Smog

1 Hambletonian Yard
Co. Durham
TS18 1DS

Tel: 01642 385022

Stockton’s first micropub which opened in August 2014. Besides the four real ales and two real ciders, an impressive range of Belgian beers, some familiar, most not so familiar, are served in matching glasses in the continental way. Half pint and third pint glasses are also available.

Green Hops Real Ale Bar

55 The Green
Co. Durham
TS23 1EW

Tel: 01642 205025

Opened in December 2014. The town's first micropub. Serving two regular and two changing cask ales. Ciders and perries are also available, along with gins and whiskies. Third of a pint beer/cider bats are available.

Hydes Bar

Rowan Yard
Billingham Road
Co Durham TS20 2RZ

Tel: 01642 550662

Micropub which opened in December 2016. Has been sensitively renovated and refurbished in keeping with the long history of the building. There is a mixture of comfortable sofas, wooden tables and chairs with high stools at the bar and bi-folding doors onto the patio area. Besides the four real ale pumps, four ciders are also served. A fine selection of gins is also available.


Green Dragon Yard
Co. Durham
TS18 1AE


This uniquely named micropub is situated within a Grade II-listed building and opened in December 2018. Promoted as the smallest pub in Stockton, bench seating, booths and stools make it a cosy venue for approximately 25 customers. The pub serves three changing cask ales.

Orb Micropub Ale and Whisky House

28 Coniscliffe Road
Co. Durham DL3 7RG

Tel: 07395 832370

Traditional micropub in a former beauty salon. No TV, no loud music. The first micropub in Darlington providing the highest quality local real ales, craft beers and a large range of single malt whisky. Orb stands for Orchard Road Brewery.
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