Tall Ships, Tall Glasses… and monkeys
If you go to see the Tall Ships Race ships visiting Hartlepool this weekend, take some time to visit Hartlepool’s littlest pub run by big man Pete Morgan, the Rat Race Ale House at Hartlepool railway station. Due to Hartlepool’s bizarre licensing restrictions the town’s biggest little pub won’t be open much on Saturday but it’s open as normal on Sunday.
One beer of note to sup for the monkey town of the North East is the Blue Monkey brewery’s Guerilla – if there’s any left!
If there’s no Guerilla go for the Tryst IPA for a hearty pint – if you’ve got the heart.