Double award for The Curfew

The Curfew micropub in Berwick has picked up two more awards.

Thursday, 24th January 2019, 8:52 am
David and Gemma Cook at The Curfew

It has been named North Northumberland Pub of the Year and Northumberland Cider Pub of the Year by the Tyneside & Northumberland branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

The Bridge Street venue won both awards last year, as well as the county-wide title which this year has gone to The Office in Morpeth.

It is a timely accolade for owners David and Gemma Cook, pictured, as theyprepare for their first Winter & Belgian Beer Festival from February 8-10 which aims to build on the success of its spring festival.

Martin Ellis, CAMRA Tyneside & Northumberland press officer, said: “People travel from all over the country to visit the pubs in our area, but it is local CAMRA members who decide the winners in our annual awards.”

He said the area had seen an explosion in the number of micro-breweries over the past 10 years, improving the quality and range of beer available and that more and more pubs and clubs appreciate that to succeed in a highly competitive market place, it is essential to serve good quality beer to a high standard.

The Tyneside & Northumberland CAMRA branch has more than 2,000 members and is one of the largest in the country.