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CAMRA bowled over by Cricketers Arms
Updated 2:07pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014 in News
CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, has announced their list of more than 200 Local Pubs of the Year.
The list was revealed to help launch April’s Community Pubs Month.
The Cricketers Arms was named the St Helens pub of the year.
CAMRA’s branches, which consist of thousands of volunteers, judge all of the pubs in their area.
They assess decor, value for money, customer service, that they appeal to a range of people and of the quality of its real ale.
The local branch winners will battle it out in the regional heats in their quest to become National Pub of the Year, announced in early 2015.
Colin Valentine, CAMRA chairman, said: “I would like to thank all of the volunteers that have judged pubs up and down the country.
"This can take a lot of dedication to find the best real ale pubs in the area.
"We like to announce the winners in Community Pubs Month to highlight the best pubs Britain has to offer to help raise the profile of pub-going."
New research shows 28 pubs close every week across Britain and 38per cent of British adults no longer go to the pub.
Thousands of pubs will be participating in the campaign by organising events to attract more trade during April.
Mr Valentine added: “There are literally thousands of wonderful pubs that need our support at this moment in time and I would urge everyone to visit their local pub in April and discuss with the licensee ways he or she could encourage you to visit more regularly.”
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