It is the first time that Landlady Alex Kerridge has been awarded the
"Serving up top notch beer is my passion but I could not have done it without the support of friends, family, Norwich CAMRA, loyal customers and dedicated staff”.
The Norwich & Norfolk Pub of the Year is chosen from the winners of the Branch’s Rural and City Pubs of the Year.
The 2015 Rural Pub of the Year was won by The Green Dragon, in Wymondham, which they have also been awarded three times before. The Landlord, Justin Harvey said: “Here at the Green Dragon we are delighted to receive the rural pub of the year award from Norwich & Norfolk CAMRA.
"Everybody knows the difficulties that tied houses like ourselves face and so it's always extra special to receive this kind of recognition. We would like to thank CAMRA and all of their members who so kindly support us, our regulars and of course our hard working and passionate staff.”
The Beehive now goes into a head-to-head with the West Norfolk branch’s winner, The Coach and Horses, in Dersingham, who won the top accolade last year, and possibly Mid Anglia’s winner if that is a pub in South Norfolk, with the victor progressing to the regional level of the competition.
"The Beehive is a great pub, just off the ring road, with a very good real ale choice and I’m delighted Alex’s hard work over the past few years has paid off. I wish The Beehive and Alex luck in the future rounds of the competition”.
The winners will be presented with their award certificates in the near future.