Spalding micropub is added to the Good Beer Guide 2015

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Spalding micropub The Priors Oven has just been added to the Good Beer Guide 2015.

The pub, which opened in December 2013, was the first of its kind to be opened in South Holland and has gone from strength to strength.

Owned by Nathan Marshall and Charlie Rawlings, the pub is different from others in the area due to the fact that there are no televisions or noisy fruit machines in the pub and conversation is the key to the atmosphere in the well regarded pub.

Manager Jason Watson said: “We’re really happy to be in the guide as it’s the best thing for a pub to achieve.

“We class it as a real acheivement seeing as we’ve managed to get there in such a short space of time and we’re just so happy and pleased.”

The pub, which sells cider, wines and mainly local real ale, is now one of 4,500 drinking establishents in the guide.

CAMRA’s good beer guide names the best real ale pubs in the country, all of which are recommended and suggested by members of the various different CAMRA branches.

Jason said: “Fenland CAMRA came along and tried us out, and then on Tuesday last week they came along with a pack all about the guide with stickers and all sorts in it.

“We were really surprised but so pleased as well.

“We don’t serve a lot of food, so there’s not much chance of us getting an award for that so to get into the Good Beer Guide is just the best news.”

For more information on the Priors Oven, visit www.priorsoven.com