The Snug in Carnforth has been chosen as Quality Pub of 2013 by members of the Lunesdale Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). At a ceremony on 9 April attended by CAMRA members, pub regulars and representatives of Bowness Bay and Old School breweries, the owner Gregg Beaman was presented with a certificate by branch chairman Tom Sherlock.
Opening in August 2012, the Snug is an example of the “micropub” concept. As the local CAMRA website says: “The only drinks are ale, cider, wine and a few soft drinks. The only food is a few light snacks. The only sounds are conversation and the roar of the passing trains.”
Presenting the award, Tom Sherlock said: “This is not a pub which would appeal to everyone, but what it does it does very well and it’s the sort of place most of our members like”.
Describing the award as “marvellous”, Gregg thanked his wife Jules, his parents (who have been helping out at the pub lately), customers and brewers “without whom he wouldn’t have anything worth selling”.