A COUNTRY pub is the toast of the north after being judged to serve the best Sunday roast in the region.

A judging panel led by renowned food critic Charles Campion named The Feathers Inn in Stocksfield, near Consett, as the North England winner in the Best British Roast Dinner 2017 competition.

The Feathers Inn’s roast is made with locally reared beef alongside quality sides like braised red cabbage, honey glazed parsnips, cauliflower cheese, and parsley and mint glazed carrots.

Judges also praised the pub for offering vegan, meat-free, gluten-free and dairy-free roast options, ensuring everyone is welcome to enjoy a Sunday dinner.

Rhian Cradock, head chef and owner, said: “To be a finalist in this competition means a great deal to myself and to the whole team.

"This is our tenth anniversary at the pub this year and to be a regional winner and national finalist is a tremendously proud moment for us”.

Having won the regional title for North England, The Feathers Inn is now in the running to lift the national title.