Beer lovers will raise a glass to the Sun Inn, Stafford, on Saturday, as it is crowned as the Heart of Staffordshire CAMRA Pub of the Year.
The Sun Inn rapidly became a popular venue on the Stafford pub scene after it was purchased and revamped by Staffordshire based Titanic Brewery three years ago.
Now the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has chosen the Sun, in Lichfield Road, as its pub of the year for the Heart of Staffordshire which covers an area from Uttoxeter in the east to the Shropshire border near Newport in the west and Stone in the north to Penkridge in the south.
The award will be presented on Saturday (25 August) at 7.30pm during the Sun Inn’s Bank Holiday Beer Festival on Saturday.
Titanic Brewery, based in Burslem Stoke-on-Trent, is run by brothers Keith and Dave Bott who grew up in Stafford.
The brewery has gained a reputation for saving and re-opening derelict pubs and the Sun Inn is one of five it has brought back to life in Staffordshire in the last five years, bucking a national trend of pub closures.
CAMRA says that the Sun Inn has gone from “strength to strength” despite being deemed as “unviable” by many experts before it was purchased by Titanic.
Manager, Stephen Aukim, said: “It is great to receive the honour and it is a tribute to the quality and consistency of the beer we sell.
“We generally have 12 different real ale pumps on offer, including a selection of Titanic Brewery’s regular and seasonal beers and guest beers from around the UK.”If you enjoyed this post, make sure you subscribe to my RSS feed!