Friday, 10 February 2012
First Welsh pub to win coveted CAMRA award
Congratulations to the Bridge End Inn in Ruabon in North Wales on winning the National Pub of the Year competition. It is all the more remarkable for having been re-opened by its current owners only in March 2009. The McGivern family had earmarked the pub as the ideal premises for the family microbrewery – McGivern Ales - overseen by son Matthew. Having reopened the pub 5 weeks after taking it on, the family were praised by CAMRA members for restoring the pub’s interior, and for introducing an extensive real ale and cider range. There are more details here.