Annual beer event at award winning pub

Pump and Truncheon pub
Pump and Truncheon pub
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Camra Award winning beer pub the Pump and Truncheon hosted its annual beer and banger festival over the weekend.

The pub on Bonny Street, central Blackpool, had a range of around 30 fine real ales and ciders on offer plus 20 local bands and songwriters playing.

We had some great bands including the Ginger Dog Blues Band, April Moon, Rollback, Lupa Tom, Alpha State of mind, Paul the Hat, Bobby and Jemima, Paul Carolin and Free Roll

Landlord Andy Daubney said: “We had some great bands including the Ginger Dog Blues Band, April Moon, Rollback, Lupa Tom, Alpha State of mind, Paul the Hat, Bobby and Jemima, Paul Carolin and Free Roll.”

“Among the ales were St Austell Ruck And Roll, St Austell Tribute, Merrie City Cascadian, Gwynt Black Dragon, Clarks Classic Blonde, Purple Moose Mad Dogs Ale, Butcombe Gold Bitter, Batemans Yella Belly and Orchard Vintage Cider.

“We had a load of great sausages, too.

“It’s been fantastic.”

The pub, a freehouse, was voted spring’s pub of the season by the Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre Campaign for Real Ale this year.

It was praised for its regular range of quality hand drawn ales and its traditional decor and friendliness.

Andy added: “We sell a massive range of cask ales and ciders that are brewed all over the country and we support local beer brewers like Lytham Brewery.”