April Pub of the Month presentation

The second Tuesday of the month means it’s time for our Pub of the Month presentation and April’s award took us somewhere a little off the beaten track. For many of us, this was our first visit to the Ale House on Fraser Road, tucked away between Millhouses and Woodseats, but on this evidence it certainly won’t be the last!

Locals and regulars who nominated the Ale House for the award turned out in their dozens to join CAMRA members for an evening of celebration. The atmosphere was jovial as landlady Sue Fawcett was presented with the certificate by vice-chairman Patrick Johnson. There was a real sense of camaraderie at this community pub, where many of the staff work voluntarily out of love for the place.

Left to right: Ellen Graveling, Val Avil, Chris Avil, Patrick Johnson, Sue Fawcett and Kay Smith.

On the six handpumps was an excellent range of mostly regional cask ales, with Saltaire, Dancing Duck and Brass Castle all appearing alongside Cornwall’s Harbour and Sussex’s Dark Star. A selection of sandwiches was also provided, which as always were very much appreciated.

Congratulations once again to Sue and all the staff and regulars at the Ale House on their award!

Dominic Nelson

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