Victory for the small man: Pub regulars celebrate after fighting off plans for Tesco Express store on site of their local

We'll drink to that! Pub regulars celebrate fighting off plans for Tesco Express store on site of their localThe retail giant planned a new Tesco Express store on the site of the Victoria and Albert pub in Seaton Delaval, NorthumberlandBut planners and villagers waged a bitter battle against the grocery chain's plans to extend and convert the pubThere have been with more than 200 conversions of pubs to supermarket chains in Britain since 2010 By Amanda Williams PUBLISHED: 00:55 GMT, 22 February 2013 | UPDATED: 03:19 GMT, 22 February 2013 Pub regulars have celebrated saving their beloved local from being turned into a Tesco after a 16 month campaign. The retail giant planned a new Tesco Express store on the site of the Victoria and Albert pub in Seaton Delaval, Northumberland. But the scheme was rebuffed by planners and villagers, who waged a bitter battle against the grocery chain's plans to extend and convert the pub.