North Cheshire Campaign for Real Ale branch has voted The Penny Black as its ‘Pub of the Year’ for 2012.
The outlet in Northwich was named as winner for the first time, having previously finished second and third finalist in the members’ annual poll.
Garry Marsland, duty manager at The Penny Black, said: “We are delighted to have won it this time, at last! There are a lot of good pubs in the area, probably around 320 across the north Cheshire region, so it is a great achievement.”
The Penny Black serves 12 real ales at all times, including 10 ever-changing guest beers.
Garry said: “We are keen supporters of real ale and local beer in particular. Many of our customers are Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) members and among the popular ales are those from George Wright Brewing Company and Phoenix Brewery.”
Pub manager Roger Cazaly is pictured (right) receiving a framed certificate from chairman Gary Chester (left) and judge John Robinson from Warrington and Vale Royal
CAMRA. The pub was entered into the Cheshire Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) ‘Pub of the Year’ awards.