Friday, 10 August 2012

White Lion receives East Anglia Cider Pub of the Year 2012 Award

On Thursday 2nd August, the White Lion, in Norwich, was presented with their award for becoming CAMRA's East Anglia Regional Cider Pub of The Year 2012.

It is run by Ben Ackers and Becky Lakeman-Turner (pictured above), who have only been running the pub for 10 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."