Wetherspoon showed that it was ‘Proud of Pubs’ by serving a beer of that name in several outlets across the UK.
The company backed Proud of Pubs week, an initiative organised by leading industry magazine, The Publican, to celebrate the pub industry and highlight the key role which pubs play in so many people’s life.
At the brewery in North Yorkshire, the beer, described as ‘a classic British bitter’, was brewed by microbrewers Morrisey Fox and journalists from The Publican.
Among the pubs to serve the beer was The Isaac Wilson (Middlesbrough), where customers really enjoyed their pints.
Wetherspoon’s chairman, Tim Martin, said: “As a company, we are extremely proud of all of our pubs and the way in which they play an important part in their respective communities.
“Pubs are the heartbeat of a community and continue to be the most popular place for people to socialise.
“Wetherspoon’s pubs are well known for their wide choice of real ales – and we were pleased to offer our customers the unique Proud of Pubs beer.”