Saturday 18th February saw the presentation to this year’s Newark CAMRA Pub of the Year winner, Just Beer Micropub.
A buffet of sandwiches, nibbles and a specially made pork pie donated by Porters of Bridge Street, was provided to soak up the good ale on offer; Five beers were on the bar, all priced at £2 per pint between 1 and 5 o’clock. Commemorative polo shirts were printed for the occasion and are available to buy at £20.
Branch member Ron Allison, who nominated Just Beer for the prize, made the presentation. In his speech, Ron pointed out what a tremendous achievement this is for a pub that has only been open some 18 months. Ron, one of a group of nine assessors, mentioned the very high quality of the candidates for this year’s award, which included, amongst others, Just Beer’s two neighbours, The Prince Rupert and The Castle, and three of the excellent hostelries in Southwell. The scoring this year was higher than it has ever been in previous years.
The pub was packed to the rafters with an excellent turn out from branch members, regulars and even a couple of first time ‘beer tourists’ from Derby who purely by chance stumbled upon the celebrations. You can see photo’s of the celebrations on Just Beer’s Facebook page.