Beer aficionados return to old favourite as top pub

Published date: 04 April 2014 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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A PUB in a Wrexham village has won a major award from a real ale campaign group.

The Bridge End in Ruabon was voted Pub of the Year by the Chester and South Clwyd branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

It is the second time bosses have scooped the gong, after previously winning it in 2011.

CAMRA judges describing the Bridge End experience as ‘excellent’.

In 2011 the pub went onto claim the national award from CAMRA and landlord of five years, Peter McGivern, said he hoped there could be further success again.

“We are delighted to pick up this award once more”, he said.

The Bridge End has 210 suppliers for its ales in micro breweries and specialise in independent tipples, including a stout on for its regulars.

Mr McGivern puts the pub’s success down to the hard-work of his son Matthew, who brews his own beer on the premises and runs the pub on a day-to-day basis.

“Matthew has put a lot hard-work and effort into running the pub and an award like this recognise how much he puts in,” Mr McGivern added.

“He spends a lot of time and dedication on brewing the ales that we then sell behind the bar, and it is great CAMRA have decided to give us this award.”

The runner-up was the Tyn-y-Capel in Minera, which was saved last year from closure and is now a thriving community-run pub.

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