AN HISTORIC hostelry has been voted Pub of the Year 2009 by the Solihull branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.
The Bull’s Head, in Barston, beat off stiff competition from other past winners and received the award for the third time.
Judges praised the atmosphere of the Barston Lane premises - which has been at the heart of the village since the 1490s.
Carl Wright, chairman of the Solihull & District branch of Camra, said: “The Bull’s Head always offers a warm welcome to all-comers, has wonderful home-made seasonal food, and most importantly has a range of excellently-kept real ales.
“This has not gone unnoticed by us local Camra members.”
The award was presented to Bull’s Head landlord Martin Bradley earlier this month. The 15th century watering hole had previously picked up the accolade in 2000 and 2002.
After the trophy had been presented, a celebratory buffet was held at the Bull’s Head.
Previous winners of Camra’s annual award include The Vaults in Knowle and The Fieldhouse in Monkspath.
To find out more about the Bull’s Head go to www.thebullsheadbarston.co.uk.