Spennymoor’s Frog & Ferret Pub is for sale

The frog and ferret pub is well established country drinking house situated on the outskirts of Spennymoor. A full refurbishment was undertaken by the current owner 2 years ago including new tables and chairs, a brand new industrial kitchen that fully complies with the all legislation. A brand new inside and out CCTV security system and 3 flat screen TV’s mounted throughout the bar.   The property has a fully refurbished upstairs 4 bedroom flat including new kitchen, new bathroom dining room and large living room, all with new carpets throughout.   The pub currently revenues £3,000 – £4000 a week on wet sales.   The owner is looking to sell the business and property for £163,000, or would consider putting in a new live in tenant under a contract basis where rent would be payable at a monthly rate of £1475 net.

Source: County Durham Spennymoor: Frog & Ferret – MorningAdvertiser


The BEST pubs in Britain revealed at prestigious awards with White Horse Chilgrove taking top prize

The National Pub & Bar Awards winners were announced on Wednesday night, with The White Horse in Chilgrove, which hosts shooting parties, taking the crown of best pub in the UK.

You’ll find one in every village, town and city in the UK, and now the nation’s best pubs have been crowned at a prestigious awards ceremony.

Though many still think of smoky ‘old man’ boozers when they hear the word pub, the regional winners at the The National Pub & Bar Awards 2018 organised by Pub & Bar magazine are modern yet cosy, chic, and stand out from the crowd with unusual decor or innovative menus.

The overall winner, The White House, in Chilgrove, could not be more different from the type of public house you might see on Coronation Street or Eastenders, as the West Sussex inn has been described as a modern ‘quintessential shooting lodge’.

Situated next to the Goodwood estate, it offers guests a £225 shooting party package and boasts a ‘field to fork’ menu. [ . . . ]

Read more at DAILY MAIL: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-5766381/The-BEST-pubs-Britain-revealed-prestigious-awards-White-Horse-Chilgrove-taking-prize.html#ixzz5GRQzEYvU

Take a look at a great English pub buried in the Yorkshire Dales

It’s well worth the (rather arduous) journey

Let’s get straight to the point. The CB Inn, buried in the depths of the North Yorkshire Dales, is a great English pub.

After four or five hours of tedious driving along the country’s beleaguered roads, this was not what I was expecting to find.

I was tired, angry – I wanted to be nowhere more than I my own home.

But then there was the CB Inn – tucked away 20 miles or so from the A1 in a tiny, almost unpronouncable place called Arkengarthdale.

Continue Reading: The CB Inn – take a look at a great English pub buried in the Yorkshire Dales (warning – you might not want to leave) – Lincolnshire Live

Horses throw toads to win quirky British pub championship 

LONDON: With the final brass “toad” nestled at the bottom of the hole, team members from the Black Horse club jumped in the air to chest bump after becoming world champions at one of Britain’s more obscure pub games.Toad, which is said to have originated in France hundreds of years ago, involves throwing four large brass coins, or “toads”, at a small hole on a lead square nearly eight feet (2.44 meters) away.Two points are awarded for throwing a toad in the hole, with one point awarded for landing it on the lead table.”Is toad skilful? Absolutely. You’ll see players with varying techniques and skills that they’ve honed over a period of time,” competitor Bryan Vaananen told Reuters.

“You can’t just rock up and chuck it in the hole.”The Black Horse came out victorious at Wednesday’s championship at a hall in the team’s home town of Lewes in southern England. More than 50 teams vied for the title, an increase on last year’s entrants.The game is hugely popular in the East Sussex town, having waned elsewhere in English pubs amid competition from darts and pool.

Source: Horses throw toads to win quirky British pub championship – Channel NewsAsia