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Pub of the season for community pub

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Pub of the season for community pub

By timesecholife on in All News, Featured News

A VILLAGE pub, which is owned by the community, has won an award. The White Hart in Alton has been presented with the Spring Pub of the Season award by the Uttoxeter and District sub branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale). Each quarter Uttoxeter and District CAMRA recognise a pub in the area which has been “consistently meeting high standards and receiving good beer scores.”

These scores are reported by the CAMRA members who visit the pub and score the beer’s quality on either What Pub, www.whatpub.com or the Good Beer guide app.

The White Hart in High Street, Alton is one of the first community owned pubs in the area.

Bar manager Brandon Rance, who works with a team of six in running the venue for the community, said: “The White Hart has been going as a community pub for five years now.

We are dead chuffed to get the Pub of the Season award. It’s a nice reward for everyone’s hard work.”

Brandon, who has been working in the pub industry for 25 years, said: “I have been here for just over two years now.

It’s fantastic working for a community pub as there is a lot more enthusiasm to keep the pub going.”

As for their secret to offering good beer, Simon added: “Cleanliness, temperature and providing good local ales.”

Simon Ardron, Chairman of Uttoxeter and District CAMRA who made the presentation of the award to Brandon and his team, said: “I am delighted that the winner of the Spring Pub of the Season is the White Hart in Alton.

This pub’s beer consistently scores well with three beers always available; and the pub maintains consistent opening hours; which is important when travelling to visit a pub that is not in a town centre.

Brandon and his team offer a warm welcome to every one of their customers.”

Simon added that the White Hart is “special because it is community owned.”

He added: “The residents decided to save it from being permanently closed to maintain its place in the heart of the village.

This was one of the first community owned pubs in the area.”

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  • Well done Brandon All the beers are excellent,great that we are still open & doing well 5 years on.
    Written by John Moorhouse, May 4, 2019 - Reply

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