Marble Manchester Bitter, Marble Pint and Marble Ginger are always available on hand pump alongside two other beers from the Marble range (always including one of Chocolate, Porter or Stout). Two ever-changing guest ales come from some of the country's other top microbreweries such as Thornbridge, Abbeydale, Dark Star, Pictish, Phoenix and Hawkshead. The full range of Marble Beers is available in bottles. Real cider is also always available alongside a selection of some of the very best bottled continental beers.
The pub attracts a varied clientele across all ages, all of whom are made welcome by the friendly knowledgeable staff. Much of the pub's charm and appeal lies in the simple, unfussy way it goes about its business. The focus is definitely on beer, with no kitchen, DJs or other distractions. Once you have your pint, you can select a book from the extensive and varied library or play a game of draughts, dominoes or connect 4.
Manager Caroline Jones said, "I am absolutely over the moon to receive this award. It is nice to get some recognition for what we do." She paid tribute to the staff that looks after the customers so well – Dave, Pippa, Jack, Sam with relative newcomers Rob and Anna.
Since arriving at the pub in September last year, Caroline has quietly been making small improvements to the running of the pub while being careful not to change its fundamental charm. A trial of New York's Brooklyn Lager has been very popular and the pub is now looking to have a rotating guest lager from the new breed of quality craft brewers. Look out for some new additions to the range of bottled beers. A quiz night is under consideration. Décor at the pub has been improved by featuring the work of local artists on a rotating basis.
The award will be presented on Wednesday 8th June. Come along and help Caroline & her team celebrate their award. A warm welcome & the very best beers are guaranteed.