A popular pub “offering provenance, choice and quality” has been h-aled the second best in the West Midlands.
Tamworth Tap is CAMRA’s West Midlands Regional Pub of the Year runner up behind the Prince of Wales in Shrewsbury.
Having already won overall Staffordshire Pub of the Year, The Tap in Mark Street has now been recognised as runner up from all ale pubs not only in Staffordshire but in Warwickshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire and the West Midlands as a whole.
The award was presented to the ecstatic Tap team in a socially distanced ceremony on Wednesday night by Cy Day, CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) regional director, with the national CAMRA chairman and members of the National Executive in attendance.
George Greenaway, owner of Tamworth Brewing Co, beamed: “I am massively proud. It’s a huge accolade for any pub, but to have achieved it in less than three years of opening is unprecedented.
“We’ve identified a niche in the local market offering provenance, choice and quality.
“Our staff are incredible and their service is constantly recognised by our loyal customers or ‘Tappers’.
“The venue is so unique and it has lent itself to creating an escape from the hustle and bustle of the town centre. When sat in the hop yard you really could be sat anywhere in the world.
“Although Covid-19 has interrupted this year’s competition, we were also awarded branch pub of the year which is the first rung on the ladder to repeating this year’s success, achieved before lockdown.
“We will continue to work hard to hopefully go one step further next year and win regional pub of the year, which could shortlist, us, along with other regional winners, as one of 16 pubs in with the chance of scooping overall UK Pub of the Year.”