A pub in the east of Lincoln has won the top CAMRA accolade in the county, the Lincolnshire Pub of the Year award.
The Dog and Bone pub on John Street won the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) award after judges visited the local CAMRA branches’ top picks to choose an overall county winner.
Judges were looking at quality of the beer, atmosphere, service, community focus and value for money.
The Dog and Bone fought off competition from the Half Moon in Willingham by Stow, the Malt Shovel in Scunthorpe, the Nobody Inn in Grantham, Brown Cow, Louth, and Nottingham House, Cleethorpes.
The pub is run by landlords Chris and Sarah Sorrell, who took over the premises in February 2013.
They’ve made a number of changes since taking it on, such as turning a storage area into a small beer garden, plus a number of activity events for the locals, like a walking group, jam sessions, a craft group, art exhibitions and cook-offs.
Lincoln CAMRA secretary, Steve Renshaw, said: “I recently described the Dog and Bone as Lincoln’s best kept secret but, with these awards, landlords Chris and Sarah Sorrell are now getting the recognition they deserve.”
The pub will now progress to CAMRA’s regional heat of the competition, against pubs from Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire and Rutland.