The Blacksmiths Arms, Stranton, Hartlepool TS24 7QT. Tel 01429 274762 open all day and offers Sunday lunches, occasional live music and a pool table. Strongarm in casks is on offer. Now this is a good place to visit if you inten calling into the Camerons Visitors Centre in Stockton Street literally a barrels roll from the Blackies. The visitors centre is open 10.30-7pm Monday to Saturday and 10-4 Sunday. BBrewery tours are at 11am and 2pm. Well worth a visit.
Only a stones throw from both the Blackies and the Camerons Centre is the Causeway which offers Strongarm, Banks Bitter and several other cask ales. Offers live music 5 nights a week plus a jam session on a Sunday afternoon