Popular Spalding pub the Prior’s Oven has been put forward for a county competition.
The Market Place hostelry was named local pub of the year and nominated for the Lincolnshire’s Pub of the Year event by the Fenland branch of CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale).
There are five other CAMRA branches in the county and this is the first time Fenland has put one forward. Chairman Nigel Woodburn said: “It’s not a question of the Prior’s Oven ‘beating’ other pubs. Rather it’s about choosing one pub from many excellent ones in our branch area and giving it a bit of recognition.
“The Prior’s Oven is justifiably popular with CAMRA members and non-members alike.
“It has a strong commitment for real ale, mostly from local brewers. It was the first micro-pub in our branch area and this gives it a bit of a special atmosphere. For next year’s competition, we are hoping to get more of our branch members involved in the process and aim to contact them nearer the time asking them to make nominations and give their reasons.”
Our picture shows CAMRA members with Charlie Rawlings of Prior’s Oven and Fenland CAMRA chair Nigel Woodburn, holding the Fenland Pub of the Year cerificate. Photo (TIM WILSON): SG020816-147TW