A PRUDHOE micro pub is raising a glass after winning big in the CAMRA Pub of the Year awards.

Wor Local has been named Pub of the Year for South West Northumberland. The popular haunt has also taken the top spot for the Overall Cider Pub of the Year.

Meanwhile, the Comrades Club, Haltwhistle, won Northumberland Club of the Year - a title it has held over several years.

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It comes after 2,000 Tyneside and Northumberland members of the Campaign for Real Ale voted for their favourite watering holes. 

Paul Hillhouse, chairman of the local branch, explained members vote to make up a shortlist which is then supplemented by a judging process to determine the overall winners. 

"Top notch beer and cider is obviously important", he said. "But we also look to ensure winners are comfortable, welcoming to all and an important part of the local community. 

"Pubs and clubs are one of the few places that people can meet in a relaxed, social atmosphere, which is more important than ever when society is starting to open up again. 

"Micropubs are popular as they prioritise good quality beer and cider alongside a cosy, friendly atmosphere.

"We've got a fantastic range of different types of pubs in our area and we're keen to celebrate them. It's also great to see some pubs that prioritise cider so strongly in a region where traditionally real cider has struggled."

Wor Local, which has a branch on Prudhoe Front Street and in St Matthew's Hall, invites people to enjoy conversation and traditional bar games over a pint of real ale or cider.