Members of the branch visited The Black Lion in Oswestry to present licensee Terry with the certificate for achieving Runner Up in the Shrewsbury and West Shropshire CAMRA Market Town Pub of The Year Competition.
CAMRA members nominate their favourite pubs in three categories, Shrewsbury Pub, Rural Pub and Market Town Pub, selecting only nine in total from amongst the 280+ in our half of the county. The top three in each category are then judged by independent judges according to CAMRA national judging criteria, with awards being made for each category and for overall winner.
The pub came under new management in May 2013. It’s great to see a relatively new team rewarded for their enthusiasm and commitment in such a short time, and reflects Terry’s dedication to service and to real ale. The pub not only serves great beer, it serves as a community hub. Look out for their Brewery of the Month promotion.
The WhatPub entry for The Black Lion is http://whatpub.com/pubs/SHR/4563/black-lion-oswestry and if you’re planning a visit to Oswestry you can look at some of the nearby pubs from the same page.