The Brown Cow pub based in Newmarket in Louth has fought off tough competition to be awarded with the overall CAMRA Pub of the Year 2014 for Louth and District.
Members of the Louth CAMRA branch (Campaign for Real Ale) judged the pubs on set criteria which included atmosphere, hospitality and knowledge of the real ales they serve. This year’s winners were decided on by a voting system.
All of the pubs across the country are judged on their decor, value for money, customer service, their appeal to all different demographics and of course, the quality of its real ale.
The local branch winners will now all go forward to battle it out in the regional heats in their quest to become National Pub of the Year, which will be announced in early 2015.
The pub has been running under the name of The Brown Cow for seven years this November and is owned by landlord and landlady Nigel and Victoria Hopper, who have transformed the premises into one of the town’s most popular freehouses, enjoyed by pubgoers of all ages.
The couple are ‘honoured’ to receive such a sought after accolade.
Landlady Victoria Hopper said: “It is an absolute honour to receive the award and title of Louth and District CAMRA Pub of the Year for 2014.
“This award is great recognition for the hard work that not only me and my husband do, but for all of our staff who work very hard in providing great hospitality to all of our customers.”
The pub offers three permanent ales and one guest seasonal ale which is changed every week. They also offer a classic pub menu and recently started pie nights on a Thursday which has proved to be extremely popular.
To see more of what The Brown Cow has to offer why not find them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/browncowlouth or call 01507 605146.