A Flintshire pub has been voted pub of the year in the 2022 Vale of Clwyd CAMRA pub awards.

The micropub, Mold Ale House, is run by husband and wife team Rebecca and Gareth Jones and was opened in 2016.

Since opening the team has scooped the award five times and also won the North Wales CAMRA pub of the year in 2017 and went on to be the third in Wales. 

Mr Jones said: "It's amazing to be recognised for all the hard work that we put in but we could not do it without our amazing customers and suppliers."

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CAMRA is a national consumer organisation that represents pub-goers and beer drinkers across the UK.

The Leader: Gareth JonesGareth Jones

Due to the pandemic the judges relied on a mix of archived data as well as visits to the nominated pubs to choose a winner.

The contribution of pubs in the local community throughout the pandemic was also noted.

Mold Ale House continued to serve customers throughout the pandemic in a takeaway capacity and Mr Jones said they "put in all the recommended safe working practices."

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Mr Davies went on to thank the customers and said, "without them we would still not be trading".

The Leader: Mold High StreetMold High Street

Mold Ale House will now progress to the Regional Pub of the Year competition however they were not the only Flintshire pub to gain recognition.

The Highly commended pubs included; Glan Yr Afon in Holywell as well as Halcyon Quest Hotel in Prestayn and Yr Eagles in Bala.

In celebration of the win Mold Ale House hosted a meet the brewer event on Thursday(19 May) where they received their ‘best pub’ certificate.   

Ahead of the further North Wales regional competition, the Ale House team commented on the tough competition and said: "We are grateful to be amongst them".