CAMRA announces the four Pub of the Year finalistsaletalk
CAMRA announces regional finalists for Pub of the Year competition
The finalists include two previous CAMRA National Pub of the Year winners, The Salutation Inn in Ham and the Swan with Two Necks in Pendleton.
The four finalists are:
George & Dragon, Hudswell: At the heart of the village, this homely multi-roomed country inn has a large beer terrace offering fantastic panoramic views over the Swale Valley. Rescued and refurbished in 2010 after a successful community buyout, it now offers its own library, shop, allotments and various other community facilities, as well as food and drink. Take a look at the George & Dragon website
Salutation Inn, Ham: The pub has two cosy bars, a lovely woodburner and a skittles alley/ function room. Food is served lunchtimes and occasional evenings only. Live folk music and piano sing alongs occur fairly regularly. The Salutation Inn is CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year again and former national Pub of the Year 2014. Visit the Salutation Inn website
Stanford Arms, Lowestoft: The spacious open-plan bar has a large array of handpumps serving mainly local beers – it is a rare outlet for Redwell brewery. A fine collection of beer trays adorns the walls. Here is the Stanford Arms website
Swan with Two Necks, Pendleton: Dating from 1772 as a licensed farm, the pub sits beside the stream in the heart of the village. The landlords have been in charge for 30 years and are renowned for their welcome and hospitality. You will find five beers (including a mild) and a changing cider on the bar. National CAMRA Pub of the Year in 2013. Check out the Swan with Two Necks website