The National pub of the year award goes to....

The National pub of the year award goes to...

Pubs seem to be a dying breed in the UK, as in 2015 they were closing at a rate of 27 a week and were reported to be at their lowest rate for a decade. But there is always a silver lining.

The North Yorkshire pub, George & Dragon, closed down in 2008 following the worldwide banking crisis. However after many renovations and improvements that were funded by the local community they re opened in 2010.

Fast forward 7 years and the village pub has won the National pub of the year for 2017. The pubs landlord Stu Miller said: “We are truly thrilled to have been recognised by CAMRA with this award, it shows that hard work, good beer and the support of the community can help you achieve goals that seemed impossible only a short while ago.”

Quite a turn around. This inspirational story shows that the love for the traditional British pub is still there, and that there is a lot of hope yet of a national revival.

We look forward to a successful year for other British pubs across the country and hope this story will pull some heartstrings in the community and give landlords the motivation to kick-start the new tax year.

 

*Image courtesy of "The Sun" and "George & Dragon pub"


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