WE asked our readers through our social media accounts to recommend their favourite pubs in Tynedale - and hundreds of you took the opportunity to do so!

Judged on people's feedbacks, the top 10 pubs to receive the most recommendations are as follows:

1, Crown Inn, Humshaugh

Jambo Watters, on Facebook, said: "The Crown in Humshaugh is fantastic. Good food, very good beers and near perfect Guiness. Sunday lunches are bang on and the extra events weekly and monthly are incredible. 10/10."

Paul Stafford, on Facebook, said: "Sixty-seven-mile round trip for me, and I go up as much as I can. Amazing staff and a lovely atmosphere."

2, Heart of Northumberland, Hexham

Emma Nuttall, on Facebook, said: "Excellent food, including the brill Sunday roasts, dog friendly, kid welcoming, great choice of ales, wines and spirits, including fab choice of gin. Friendly relaxed atmosphere, super lovely staff and a wide range of specialists events and entertainment."

3, The Black Bull, Matfen

Lynda Devlin, on Facebook, said: "I like going to the Black Bull at Matfen; Ali and Nidge are great hosts, very friendly and great cooks too. My husband says the beer and lager is kept very well, and it stocks Fentimans soft drinks. Real fires in winter, garden in summer. Car park available. Other customers make us welcome each time we go. All the ingredients for a pleasant visit."

4, Rat Inn, Anick

Joan Clark, on Facebook, said: "This award-winning pub gets our vote every time. Great selection of well-kept beers/ lager/wine/Fentimans. A friendly welcome whether it's for drinks or snacks or something more substantial. Cosy fire in winter, lovely garden with a view for sunny days."

5, County Hotel, Hexham

Sarah Colvil, on Facebook, said: "Lovely food, staff are very friendly and always make the doggy welcome too."

6, The Globe Inn, Hexham

Carol Robson, on Facebook, said: "I love this old fashioned pub. Full of history and lovely staff also."

7, Holly Bush Inn, Greenhaugh

Tim Bird, on Facebook, said: "Holly Bush Inn in Greenhaugh is a great, friendly, old-style local with good food and a great beer garden." 

8, Barrasford Arms, Barrasford

Liesl Crowe-Broekhuijsen, on Facebook, said: "Lovely and friendly staff, amazing food at a very decent price and a great relaxed atmosphere! The owners are very much involved in the running of it which gives it a very personal edge. They deserve all the support they can get!"

9, Ship Inn, Wylam

Debbie Price‏, on Twitter, said: "We are so lucky to have @shipinnwylam on our doorstep. Fabulous food and great atmosphere."

10, The Pele, Corbridge

Gary Brown, on Twitter, said: "The Pele Tower in Corbridge is amazing and is like nothing else I’ve ever drank in."

Just missing out on the top 10 but receiving multiple votes were King's Head, Allendale; The Fox Inn, Hexham; Cart's Bog, Langley; Boatside Inn, Warden; The Tannery, Hexham; Rose and Crown, Slaley; Bird in Bush, Elsdon; Dipton Mill Inn, Hexham.