Title for top tipple at South Yorkshire pubs

Peter Rawlinson, Tim Stillman, of The Sheffield Brewery, Mike Rose, of CAMRA Sheffield  Branch and Kelham Island Tavern landlord Trevor Wraith. Picture: Andrew Roe
Peter Rawlinson, Tim Stillman, of The Sheffield Brewery, Mike Rose, of CAMRA Sheffield Branch and Kelham Island Tavern landlord Trevor Wraith. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Pubs across South Yorkshire have been recognised for their top tipple, first class service and excellent decor.

The Kelham Island Tavern in Sheffield, Corner Pin in Doncaster and the Beehive in Harthill have been handed the title of ‘Local Pub of the Year’ by the Campaign for Real Ale - CAMRA.

The real ale group has selected just 200 boozers across the UK for the prestigious accolade and it’s the 11th win for the Sheffield pub.

Trevor Wraith, pub landlord at Kelham Island Tavern, said: “We’re really pleased to be recognised.

“I’m a bit used to it now but the staff who are mainly students working for us are very excited by it all.”

This is nothing new for the popular Sheffield ale house. It has won the award 11 times out of the 13 its been open and holds the title of ‘Yorkshire Pub of the Year 2014’

“People keep saying to me ‘give someone else a chance’ but I keep telling them it’s not up to me!”

Trevor added: “You have to have a passion for what you do.

“It’s all about having a quality product and the service that you give to customers.

“Real ale is so important these days and we strive to offer great beers.”

The winners were picked after being rated by mystery CAMRA judges and secret shoppers who rated service, ale taste, and building outlook.

Tom Stainer, CAMRA head of communications said: “This is about highlighting the important role pubs play in community life and these pubs are the best examples of fantastic locals who are CAMRA branch winners.

“Each one has been judged the best in their area and is well worth seeking out for would-be ale lovers.”