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Top pubs crowned by Camra




Grantham area Camra has been awarding plaques as part of its 2019 Pub of the Year Awards.

The 350-member organisation presented the Town Pub of the Year and overall Pub of the Year to the Nobody Inn, in Grantham.

The popular venue in North Street has been run by Eddie Pimlott and wife Claire for 22 years.

The Nobody Inn has won Town Pub of the Year and Overall Pub of the Year from Grantham Camra. (8066888)
The Nobody Inn has won Town Pub of the Year and Overall Pub of the Year from Grantham Camra. (8066888)

Branch chairman Rob Hamnett-Day praised the Nobody Inn on North Street as a “fine, local pub, always friendly, that serves great beer.

“The Nobody Inn is also a valuable part of the community, through its sporting activities and its TV sports usually attract a good turn-out too.

“I would also like to congratulate Eddie, Claire and the team as their service is also always warm and friendly.”

Claire Pimlott said: “It is perfect tohave won again. Eddie has been here 22 years and he loves every minute of it. The secret of our success is our lovely customers, listening to what they say and want, their valuable feedback. The support we receive from the brewery is also extremely helpful.”

The Nobody Inn is noted for its extensive range of beers from Grantham brewery Newby Wyke, with it often seen as the ‘tap’ for the 20-year-old brewery.

Brewery owner Robert March said: “Eddie and his wonderful staff always serve a fine pint. They look after our beers extremely well, so much so, this is my local.”

The Green man has won the Country Pub of the Year award from Grantham Camra. (8066521)
The Green man has won the Country Pub of the Year award from Grantham Camra. (8066521)

A plaque presentation has also been made to The Green Man at Ropsley.

Rob said this was another popular pub, well regarded for the upkeep of its ales and a warm welcome from Phil and Leanne Docherty.

Since the couple took over the pub in 2015, they have also secured a fine reputation for good pub food, winning a host of other awards, including Business of the Year in the Grantham Journal Business Awards.

Phil and Leanne said they wanted to thank the staff for their dedication and hard work and to the customers for making their work such a pleasure.

Ancaster Sports and Social Club, which is CAMRA’s 2019 Social Club of the Year, will receive its plaque at a later

date.

Former Grantham CAMRA branch chairman Neville Lomas said the Grantham area is lucky to have so many wonderful pubs. He said: “The standard is always considered quite high. Given that the voting is generally very close towards the end of the year, it shows how the winning pubs have always strived to give that little bit extra.”

In addition to category winners being presented with a plaque, the top ten pubs in the district, as judged by Grantham Camra, will appear in theGood Beer Guide.


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