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Solway is season’s best
Article date: 18 Apr 2012

Pub manager Jill Hollingsworth and her team are celebrating an award from their local Campaign for Real Ale members.

For winter 2011, the Solway CAMRA branch voted her pub, Woodrow Wilson, in Carlisle, ‘pub of the season’.

The Solway CAMRA branch website said: “Congratulations to Jill and staff. This welcoming Wetherspoon pub, ‘Woodies’, offers the largest range of real ales in the city, including a large proportion of ‘LocAles’ from nearby breweries.”

Those LocAles include beers from several Cumbrian breweries, such as Cumberland (Great Corby), Dent (Dentdale), Derwent (Silloth), Geltsdale (Brampton), Hawkshead (Kendal) and Jennings (Cockermouth).

Woodrow Wilson serves a dozen ales, at all times, six regular beers and six ever-changing guest ales.

Corby Ale (3.8% ABV), from Cumberland Brewery, is a particular favourite with the regulars, with others including Hawkshead’s Red (4.2% ABV) and Lakeland Gold (4.4% ABV), Geltsdale Brewery’s pale ale Cold Fell (3.9% ABV), as well as Cocker Hoop (4.6% ABV) and Sneck Lifter (5.1% ABV) from Jennings Brewery.

Jill, pictured with members of Solway CAMRA branch, said: “We have a very enthusiastic real-ale following at the pub and are delighted that our CAMRA members have voted us ‘pub of the season’ for winter 2011.”

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