Kidderminster pub raises a glass for gold award

TOASTING SUCCESS: From left, staff Laurence Goodwin, Lois Cooksley, CAMRA chairman Nick Yarwood and landlord Robin Copeman. Photo: COLIN HILL.

TOASTING SUCCESS: From left, staff Laurence Goodwin, Lois Cooksley, CAMRA chairman Nick Yarwood and landlord Robin Copeman. Photo: COLIN HILL.

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STAFF at a Kidderminster pub are toasting their success after being given a gold award by the Wyre Forest Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) branch.

The newly-formed branch chose Ye Olde Seven Stars, in Coventry Street, to receive the gold award for being at the heart of the community in Kidderminster.

The Anchor in Caunsall was awarded bronze and The Station Inn, in Farfield received a silver award.

CAMRA members and regulars from the Kidderminster Male Choir packed out Ye Olde Severn Stars to present landlord Robin Copeman and his staff with the award.

Mr Copeman said: "The Seven Stars has evolved to be much more than a town centre pub. Recently hosting wedding and christening parties and wakes, proves that it is now firmly established as a community pub.”

Chairman of Wyre Forest CAMRA Nick Yarwood said: "Local pubs are rising to the challenge of consistently offering great real ales and ciders together with a friendly community atmosphere.

"There’s no doubt that standards are rising because there’s greater interest in real ales, especially from the younger generation who appreciate the variety of styles and flavours available.

"The three winners this year have all worked hard to achieve their places at the heart of their communities and we are very pleased to recognise them as our pubs of the year.”

The choir played its part in proceedings and serenaded pub-goers, which acted as a warm-up to its scheduled appearance at the CAMRA Beer Festival which is returning to Kidderminster Town Hall from Thursday, May 22 to Saturday, May 24.

The festival will feature guest beers from coastal breweries as well as the best local ales, ciders, perrys, wines and food and entertainment.

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8:03am Wed 7 May 14

kjb1 says...

Congratulations to Robin Lois and Laurence and all the staff at Ye Olde Seven Stars for yet again winning Camra pub of the year 2014 and for consistently providing excellent real ales/cider and fun and entertainment for young and old in the local community.
Congratulations to Robin Lois and Laurence and all the staff at Ye Olde Seven Stars for yet again winning Camra pub of the year 2014 and for consistently providing excellent real ales/cider and fun and entertainment for young and old in the local community. kjb1
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8:05am Wed 7 May 14

kjb1 says...

The silver winner was The Station Inn at Farfield
The silver winner was The Station Inn at Farfield kjb1
  • Score: 4

11:27am Thu 8 May 14

sonofbaldwin says...

What with the above award and the opening of the second Weavers real ale pub in Park Lane its good to see proper pubs making a comeback!
What with the above award and the opening of the second Weavers real ale pub in Park Lane its good to see proper pubs making a comeback! sonofbaldwin
  • Score: 7

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