A PRUDHOE pub has been named 'Pub of the Year.'

The Adam & Eve, on the town's Station Road, took the top spot in the North England Prestige Awards.

Corporate LiveWire's Prestige Awards celebrate businesses and individuals that consistently offer excellent products and services to local residents, ex-pats and tourists.

"We were super chuffed", said owner Barry Young. "It was hard work getting the pub back off the ground and then to be kicked down by Covid and have to build it up again, it was definitely rewarding to get the award."

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Barry took over the Low Prudhoe pub four years ago. On leaving school, Barry, formerly of Corbridge, entered the pub trade, having his first aged 21. Born and raised in the trade, his family managed the Wheatsheaf Hotel for 20 years.

He said: "It was very run down (The Adam) when we took it over. We hit the ground running; we gave the pub exactly what it needed and in the first 12 months, it took off massively and we've gone from strength to strength.

"The judges were particularly impressed with the food and the fact that we're a good, traditional, all-round pub.

"It's such a big pub, we almost have three pubs in one. We've got the restaurant and conservatory for dinners, a traditional bar area and the 'games room'. We can cater for a lot of different markets. 

"We've got a large car park. Obviously, we're right down by the river, right next to the train station. I think it just ticks a lot of boxes really."

The pub has recently undergone refurbishment, which has seen a new 250-seater beer garden with covers and heating developped. The pub has also been repainted inside and out.

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The former children's play park has been taken out but a fenced, Astroturf area with giant Connect 4, Futsal and sensory toys replaces it.

A new menu is also soon set to launch - retaining popular dishes but with some new additions.

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Barry added: "It's just traditional pub grub, they know they're going to get a good burger, a good pie, fish and chips. It's not a gastro-pub by any means - it's not what this pub needed."