The Sir Thomas Gerard, in Ashton-in- Makerfield, has been voted as ‘pub of the season’ for winter 2009/2010, by members of the Wigan branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale).
The pub is a keen supporter of real ale, especially from local breweries and is an accredited CAMRA LocAle outlet.
LocAle is a CAMRA initiative which promotes pubs stocking locally brewed ale, from breweries within a 20-mile radius of the pub itself.
Among the beers served at The Sir Thomas Gerard are Thirsty Moon and Wobbly Bob (Phoenix Brewery, Heywood) and Nutty Slack (Prospect Brewery, Standish).
The pub’s manager, Chris Krasocki, said: “We are delighted to have won the award. We are keen supporters of real ale and make a great effort to support local breweries and microbreweries, so it is great that our local CAMRA members have recognised us with this accolade.”
Pictured (left to right) are pub shift manager Tom Quinn, manager Chris Krasocki and Wigan CAMRA branch chairman Ken Worthington.