CAMRA has awarded Barnton Cricket Club in Cheshire the winner of the National Club of the Year Competition, beating competition from over 28,000 clubs nationwide.
Barnton Cricket club is described in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2014 as being ‘as popular as ever’ and offering ‘three regular and up to four guest beers sourced from local microbreweries’ as well as a ‘popular beer festival held every November’.
Mike Elliot, the Steward at Barnton Cricket Club and the man behind the Club’s excellent real ale reputation, had this to say on the club’s win,
“It’s absolutely fantastic, you don’t know what it means to me and everybody at the club. It was fantastic just to be nominated as a finalist – the members will be so happy.”
Club Mirror magazine and CAMRA joined forces three years ago in the quest to find the best real ale clubs – those which offer a fantastic atmosphere, welcoming surroundings, and most importantly, top quality real ale served in great condition.
Keith Spencer, CAMRA National Director said:
“Barnton Cricket Club remains as popular as ever and it is clear to see why, with a fantastic range of real ales kept in excellent condition. The club is open to CAMRA members and club members alike, who all enjoy popping in for a quick pint – whether they’ve earned it on the cricket field or not! The club is a very worthwhile winner of this coveted CAMRA award and should be seen as a great example to clubs across the UK who are thinking of offering more real ale.”
The Award was presented at Barnton Cricket Club on 27 March 2014.