Country File* – the linchpin of BBCs Sunday night middle class offering – has awarded South Shields pub The Sand Dancer, ‘Best Seaside Pub In The UK’. Good news for the pub, bad news for regulars, the place will be inundated with blokes in ‘rugger’ shirts, wax jackets and ruddy faced blonde haired kids who aren’t ‘Wee Shits’ but merely ‘acting out their creativity’

Don’t believe me?

I went to the Ship Inn at Newton-By-The-Sea a week after Oz and James had been there and it was like the Centre For Life at half term.

*Country File Magazine