A POPULAR pub has won a place in Camra’s Good Beer Guide, published last week.
The Assembly Rooms, in Poplar Road, is among the hostelries featuring in the guide. It is the only borough watering hole to have been picked by members of the local Campaign for Real Ale branch.
Pub manager James Sullivan said: “I am delighted we have been recognised for the quality of its real ales by Camra members.
“We offer our customers an excellent range of real ales at all times, including those from regional brewers and microbrewers, as well as hosting two major annual beer festivals.
“Our staff work hard to ensure that the real ales are kept in first-class condition at all times and the pub’s inclusion in the guide highlights this.”
A Camra spokesman said that The Assembly Room’s place in the 2010 guide was well deserved.
“It is our belief that if a licensee serves an excellent pint of real ale, then everything else in the pub, including customer service, quality of food, décor and atmosphere, are likely to be of an equally high standard,” he said.
Now in its 37th year, the Good Beer Guide catalogues the best real ale pubs across Britain. To find out more go to www.camra.org.uk.