Pub manager Simon Swann is pictured (left) receiving an award from Steve Burns, chairman of Rotherham Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).
Simon’s pub, The Queens Hotel, in Maltby, was voted the winner of the Rotherham CAMRA ‘best pub refurbishment award’ 2013. It is the first winner of the inaugural award.
The Queens Hotel opened in March 2012 and, a little over a year later, picked up the accolade which recognises the best newly refurbished pub in the area.
Wetherspoon spent £1.6 million redeveloping the outlet, on the site of the former Queen’s Hotel and retained the name of the pub.
The pub features commissioned artwork, including a sculpture of English cricketer Fred Trueman, made from bike chains, and murals in the beer garden by scenic artist Tabby Riley.