Cheshire pub England's best
Nursery Inn chosen CAMRA Pub of the Year
Jan 22, 2002 - The Nursery Inn in Heaton Norris, Cheshire has been named Britain's Best Pub in the Pub of the Year competition organized by CAMRA, The Campaign for Real Ale.
The pub, established in the 1930s, has appeared in every edition of CAMRA's Good Beer Guide since 1984 and it is the first brewery-owned managed pub to win this award. It also marks a rare victory for a pub in an urban location; the majority of previous winners have been rural free houses.
Licensees George & Susan Lindsay said "We are so delighted to have won the Pub of the Year award and pleased for Hydes Brewery - they really deserve this recognition. We knew we were in the last four of the competition but never really imagined we were going to win it! I would like to thank all of the team at The Nursery Inn and all of our regulars for their loyal support".
Great Britain has approximately 63,000 pubs that could have entered the competition. The 200 CAMRA branches all nominated their own "Pub of the Year" for their area and these were then entered into the national competition. Four pubs made it to the final.
The runners-up in the competition are: The Ship Inn, Middlestone Village, Co. Durham; The Bell, Aldworth, Berkshire; The Shipwright's Arms, Hollowshore, Faversham.
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