Awards

On Tuesday the 13th of December the Prairie Schooner Taphouse was presented with the "Best LocAle Pub" award. Their dedication to local and mainly independant breweries such as Blackjack, Brewsmith, Brightside, Dunham Massey, Seven Bro7hers, Ticketybrew or Tweed, has deservedly earned them the 2016 LocAle award.

Just in case you fancy something from distant lands they also have over 100 bottled beers (British, Continental and American) from the likes of Anchor, Cantillon, Founders, Firestone Walker and Mikkeller amongst others.

Here we see John O'Donnell the branchy chair presenting the award to the Prairie Schooner Taphouse team Rob, Clare and Josh.

LocAle Pub of Year Prairie Schooner

 

 

The Cheshire Tap was voted the Most Improved pub having transformed the former Classroom on Railway Street into a cool bar which has been a popular addition to the town's beer scene since opening in December 2015. While the site's previous incarnation was popular, it offered little to attract fans of quality beers whereas The Cheshire Tap features four real ales and a range of "craft" keg and bottles.

In keeping with its name, the bar regularly features Cheshire based breweries - on presentation evening two beers from Poynton Brewery were on offer - the flagship Vulcan Best Bitter and the newly launch Kiwi - a New Zealand hopped pale ale. The other two pumps featured Black Shire Stout from Tweed and Robinson's Dizzy Blonde. Pictured are general manager Martin, bar manager James with branch chair John O'Donnell

 

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The 2016 Best Newcomer award went to the Craftsman in Altrincham.

The Best Newcomer award went to  The Craftsman which opened in December 2015 in a vacant unit on Stamford New Road (although the site had hosted a bar many years ago). Here six handpumps have plain pumpclips which just feature a number which refers to the large blackboard above the bar. On the presentation night there were beers from across the county - Brightside's Odin topped the list with the rest of the board featuring UBU from Warwick's Purity Brewery, IPA from XT brewery in Berkshire, Yeovil Ale's Yeo Ho Ho, Cross Bay's Sunshine and Kits Coty from London's Caveman brewery. Although the bar took a few months to find its feet, it has built a steady following in the town and was busy when CAMRA came to present their certificate. Pictured is bar manager Ian Peel with branch chair John.

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