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31st March 2015

Norwich & Norfolk CAMRA’s Pub of the Year 2015 Result – Members swarm for the Beehive!

Beehive-pub-norwich_feature1Members of the Norwich & Norfolk branch of CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) have selected The Beehive Pub on Leopold Road, Norwich as their 2015 City Pub of the Year and also the Branch’s overall Pub of the Year. It is the first time that Landlady Alex Kerridge has been awarded the Norwich & Norfolk branch’s prestigious title and when given the good news she said “I am extremely proud to receive this award. I have always been committed to providing my customers with a great range of good quality beers from local and national microbreweries. Serving up top notch beer is my passion but could not have done it without the support of friends, family, Norwich CAMRA, loyal customers and dedicated staff”. The Norwich & Norfolk Pub of the Year is chosen from the winners of the Branch’s Rural and City Pubs of the Year. The 2015 Rural Pub of the Year was won by The Green Dragon in Wymondham, which they have also been awarded three times before. The Landlord, Justin Harvey said “Here at the Green Dragon we are delighted to receive the rural pub of the year award from Norfolk and Norwich CAMRA. Everybody knows the difficulties that tied houses like ourselves face and so it’s always extra special to receive this kind of recognition. We would like to thank CAMRA and all of their members who so kindly support us, our regulars and of course our hard working and passionate staff.” The Beehive now goes into a head-to-head with the West Norfolk branch’s winner, The Coach and Horses in Dersingham, who won the top accolade last year, and possibly Mid Anglia’s winner if that is a pub in South Norfolk, with the victor progressing to the Regional level of the competition. Warren Wordsworth, the Norwich and Norfolk Branch Chairman said “I would like to congratulate The Beehive for winning Norwich & Norfolk Branch’s City Pub of the Year and overall Branch Pub of the Year, both for the first time, and also The Green Dragon in Wymondham for winning the Rural award again. The Beehive is a great pub, just off the outer ring road, with a very good real ale choice and I’m delighted Alex’s hard work over the past few years has paid off. I wish The Beehive and Alex luck in the future rounds of the competition”. The winners will be presented with their award certificates in the near future. Contact Details: Emma Pinder, Press Officer Tel: 07906 434866; email: Ian Stamp, Pubs Officer Tel: 07770 978296; email: Norwich & Norfolk CAMRA: