CAMRA presentation taking place for pub of the year


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The Butchers Arms in Balscote was named the Central Southern regional winner in September

A local pub will receive official recognition for its good beer and warm welcome this evening.

The Butchers Arms in Balscote was named as CAMRA’s Regional Pub of the Year for the Central Southern region in September.   Tonight a presentation will take place at the pub at 8 o’clock.

Pubs across sixteen regions were named as this year’s winners by CAMRA.

Andrea Briers, the national coordinator for the competition, said: “I would like to congratulate each and every one of them for their hard work against a difficult backdrop for the trade with increasing energy costs, business rates and the cost-of-living crisis impacting on people visiting pubs.  It is testament to the winners that they are facing these challenges head on and they are a shining example to what can be done.

“I would also like to thank their loyal customers who continue to support them in these difficult times.

“There are thousands of amazing pubs across the country and I would encourage everyone to visit their local and seek out others where they live. Not only will that support local businesses but pubs play a vital part in communities which we want to both protect, promote and see them thrive.”

Earlier this year North Oxon CAMRA branch members named the Butchers Arms as their Pub of the Year 2023.    It beat off five other finalists from across the area, all of whom had received the highest average marks during visits through the last year.

Venues were judged on beer quality, the choice available and the knowledge that staff have of those beers.

The Butchers Arms has been a Hook Norton Pub since 1878.   It’s a Grade II listed building and still has an original ice house in the garden.

Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam

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