Camerons, the Hartlepool-based brewer and pub operator, has grown its managed estate by taking on the lease of The Isis pub in Sunderland.

The site, the freehold of which was sold by Jarrow Brewery to the University of Sunderland, will become part of the Head of Steam branded pubs.

Chris Soley, director and general manager at Camerons Brewery, said “This is a further major investment into our pub estate and we are delighted to bring another quality pub into our group. We opened the Dun Cow in Sunderland in October and that has proved to be an enormous success and we feel the Isis will compliment this pub perfectly.”

Joe Smith, operations director, said: “The Isis is a great traditional pub and we are looking to retain the sites current offer and existing staff. The pubs style and ethos is very much in line with our Head of Steam brand. The Isis will be able to access the vast array of both local and national cask and craft beers, ciders and premium spirits we have available within our business”.