A Fylde coast pub is raising a glass to a proper pint after picking up an award for real ale.
There will be a spring in the step of the staff at the Old Town Hall in Poulton this week after winning the local CAMRA Pub of the Season Award.
And it was a double celebration at the Church Street pub as it was chosen, not only as the Spring season winner, but also as a runner-up for Pub of the Year, by members of Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre CAMRA.
Presenting the award, CAMRA branch chairman Paul Smith said: “The Old Town Hall has provided a great service to the cause of Real Ale over the last few months.”
Handing over the Pub of the Year Silver award, he added “Being a runner-up in a branch with over 160 pubs is still a fantastic achievement.”
In the absence of long-serving landlord Des Smith, assistant manager Simon Billington accepted the awards.
Simon was delighted that The Old Town Hall has been recognised in this way.
He said: “Real ale is very important to this pub.
“We ensure that five real ales are available at all times, and we always look to provide a variety of styles - dark as well as light.
“Being a free house is a big help – we can obtain the beer we want from where we want.”
Paul Smith said the Old Town Hall has an ever-changing roster of five guest ales, all extremely well-kept.
The pub is listed in this year’s Good Beer Guide and in 2012 underwent a refurbishment but it retains its traditional pub atmosphere.