Staff and customers at The Fox on the Hill are pictured celebrating a Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) award.
The Camberwell pub finished as joint runner-up in the southeast London CAMRA branch’s ‘pub of the year’ for 2013, voted for by 1,600 members.
Pub manager Rob Tokarski (third right) received a framed certificate from branch chairman Alan Jepson at a special presentation evening at the outlet.
Rob said: “We are delighted to have been recognised by our local CAMRA members and hope to go one better next year.”
Alan Jepson (pictured front centre) said: “Many people believe that chain pubs are anonymous. The Fox on the Hill is a great example, proving the folly of such sentiments. This is a fine pub which is a very real asset of community value.
“Rob, who has been here for just over a year, and his staff have worked tirelessly to ensure that The Fox is a hospitable, well-run hostelry, in which its manager is seen as a regular feature.
“He has likewise ensured that a fine selection of well-kept real ales is always available and has hosted some excellent meet-the brewer evenings which many of us here have also enjoyed.
“The positive comments from the regulars I have spoken to are testament to Rob’s unceasing efforts to make this an accommodating place.”