A COUNTY Durham pub is selling beer again.

The Fighting Cocks, in Middleton St George, near Darlington, closed while the owner, the Swallow Group sold it to the Enterprise Brewery.

But when new tenant Pat Chaplin was brought in at the end of last week, the beer began to flow again.

However, that was not the end of the story, because, on Monday, she was told that her licence was not in order and the pumps were switched off again. Pat said: "It was quite a shock when the police came in and closed me, because the last thing I wanted to do was to close again."

The village was only dry for a few more hours, because Pat's solicitor sorted out the licence.

Pat said: "I want to get this place back on its feet again and let people know we're back and open for business."