Pendle’s CAMRA branch has announced its pub and club of the year at an annual awards night.
For the first time, the borough’s branch gave the pub of the year award to a micropub, pointing to the success of the new smaller drinking establishments focusing on good beer.
Boyce’s Barrel in New Market Street, Colne, opened just over 12 months ago, and judges were impressed with Andrew Turner’s work in building up a sound reputation by serving quality beer and by offering a consistent range of beer styles from dark to light and malty to hoppy.
In the club of the year, the judging panel acknowledged Pendle is blessed with good support for its many clubs which also promote real ale for its members and visitors alike.
This year, Foulridge Social Club was named the winner for being one such example.
With its location on the green in the middle of the village, the branch felt it was an outstanding example of a community enterprise, singling out particular praise for its steward Geoff Marsden who maintains three guest beers at all times.