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Jolly Nails CAMRA pub award
12:30pm Saturday 2nd February 2013 in News
REAL ale lovers in the South East Lancs branch of CAMRA have named The Jolly Nailor at Atherton as their pub of the year.
Branch chairman Sarah Bellis said: “This popular local pub has received the award for the quality of the their real ale, real cider, atmosphere and service.
“After being closed and close to being lost for ever it reopened in March 2010. Three years and more than 600 different real ales later the pub is a thriving venue for ale lovers.”
Licensees Mary and Steve Bates will receive their award at this week’s Bent and Bongs Beer Bash at Formby Hall, Atherton, an event at which they are joint main sponsors along with the Formby Hall Community Trust.
The branch’s club of the year is Astley and Tyldesley Miners Welfare Club, at Gin Pit village.
Cider pub of the year is the Thomas Burke, in Leigh, which is collecting the accolade for the second time.
Members chose Joseph Holt’s Atherton Arms as their community pub of the year.
The Atherton Arms was also selected as the branch’s winter pub of the season for the quality and range of its real ale and real cider over the festive period.
Anyone interested in real ale can meet likeminded souls at South East Lancs CAMRA’s next meeting at the Church Inn, Lowton, on February 18 from 8pm.