Monday, 21 May 2012

White Lion is East Anglia Cider Pub of the Year 2012

The White Lion in Norwich, has been awarded the title CAMRA's East Anglia Regional Cider Pub of The Year 2012.

It is run by Ben Ackers and Becky Lakerman-Turner, who have only been running the pub for 7 months.  They regularly have over 15 real ciders and perries available from Norfolk, East Anglia and beyond.

Ben Ackers said: "We are delighted to win this award.  Becky has always been a cider drinker, volunteering for the cider bar at the Cambridge Beer Festival for a fifth consecutive year.

"I have grown to appreciate how popular real cider is from my previous experience at two other pubs.  The Norfolk and Norwich branch of CAMRA has been so friendly and very welcoming to us, and we'd like to thank them for their constant enthusiasm and support.

"We would like to thank our staff who have committed themselves fully to promoting real cider and helping customers with recommendations."

Chris Rouse, CAMRA's Regional Cider Co-ordinator for East Anglia said: "It is so refreshing to see new landlords getting into real cider and perry in a big way."

Second place went to the Odd One Out in Colchester, Essex, which was the previous holder of the awarded.  Third place went to the Railway Arms, on the Railway Station at Downham Market, Norfolk.