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Ye Olde Mitre
Great British Pub Awards 2008


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The panel of judges admired Scotty and Kathy's passion for cask beer and congratulated the couple for making Ye Olde Mitre a real ale haven. When they took over the managed pub in 2004 it served only two ales. Now, there are three permanent ales and four to five guest ales always on offer. The Mitre also hosts a mild ale festival and last May stocked 24 different brews for customers to savour. At Christmas, special festive brews from small and regional brewers are on offer. The judges were also very impressed with the pub's cask beer sales that account for 65% of turnover.

Dan Robinson, Regional Operations Director (London), adds his congratulations: "This is a fantastic achievement and well deserved recognition for Scotty and Kathy's commitment to providing an outstanding pint to their customers. For many years they have won numerous awards for the quality of their beer and last night's award seals their position as the best cask beer pub in the country."

The event, held at the London Hilton, Park Lane, showcased finalists from our Managed and Leased estates, nominated in a number of categories.

Well done and congratulations to the following pub teams:


Best Cellar  - Edward Loftus at Park Hotel - Birkdale
Best Family Pub - Barbara Smith at Swiss Cottage - Shoreham by Sea


Best Food Pub  ? Sunnil Panjabi at Punch Tavern, London & Liam Lang and Stephen Cooper at The Oak, Kelsall
Best Cask Beer Pub  ? Ben Walters at White Horse, Epsom & Kevin Banks at Sweet Green Tavern, Bolton
Best Newcomer ? Eric Gaskell and Helen Brown at Duke of Cumberland, Barham
Best Leased Pub ? Mark and Kath Eleveld at The Keystone, Guildford
Best Community Pub ? Lisa Leaman at Star Inn, Liverton



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