Published on November 4th, 2013 | by Alastair Gilmour


The City, Durham reopens

The brewers of the legendary Strongarm have created ten new jobs in a Durham pub. The City has reopened following a £200,000 refurbishment by Camerons of Hartlepool who have taken up the tenancy from owners Star Pubs And Bars.

Camerons commercial and marketing manager Yousef Doubooni said: “The pub was in need of a makeover but at the same time Star and Camerons wanted it to retain its character and charm.

“The emphasis is on quality and we are serving premium brands, locally sourced cask ales, and high-end wines and spirits.“

As well as being a renowned producer of its own extensive range of real ales and a major contract brewer, Camerons owns 69 pubs across the North East, 63 of which are tenanted with six managed. Chris Makin, The City’s new manager (pictured), has worked for Camerons for the past four years and has become one of their youngest pub bosses.

He said: “Camerons gives its managers a lot of autonomy to run the pubs as individual operations, which is challenging but allows me to make a real impact on decisions.”

As well as serving the flagship Camerons Strongarm, weekly guest ales will feature along with draught premium world lagers such as Birra Moretti and Tiger. The City, which has six letting rooms, plans to hold regular pub quizzes, live music evenings and dedicated student nights.

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