Monday, 25 July 2011

Ancient Briton gets local CAMRA vote for 3rd year running!

Congratulations to the Ancient Briton at Pen-y-Cae in the Upper Swansea Valley, which has been voted the Pub of the Year for a record third consecutive year by the Neath Port Talbot Branch of the CAMRA.

A special presentation was held at the pub on Saturday 16th July, attended by members of both the Neath Port Talbot and Swansea branches who were ferried to the Event in a specially hired vintage double decker bus. Bar Manager Hywel Roberts was presented with certificates by Neath Port Talbot Chairman, John Skinner, for the Branch Pub of the Year 2011 and for the Runner Up for the South and Mid Wales Pub of the Year 2010.

The pub regularly features a superb range of real ales from breweries from all parts of the country, including Wye Valley Brewery Beers, dispensed from the impressive array of thirteen handpumps that now adorn the main bar.

The occasion was made even more special by celebrating CAMRA's fortieth anniversary with a special cake that was cut by landlady Janine David. It certainly proved to be the icing on the cake as far as the Ancient Briton is concerned.

Photographed(left to right): Gerald James, licensee; John Skinner, chairman Neath Port Talbot CAMRA; Hywel Roberts, Bar Manager; Wynford Day, secretary Neath Port Talbot CAMRA.

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