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CAMRA Lunesdale

Little Bare our Pub of the Year

(l-r) Barry, Nick, Ruth, Julie and Val

The Lunesdale Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is pleased to announce that its Pub of the Year for 2018 is the Little Bare in Morecambe. On Thursday 19 April, a packed pub with many regulars and CAMRA members watched as the certificate was presented by the branch Chairman, Barry Young. Mr Young said: “When I first came in here, I was gobsmacked.” and asked “What does it take to make a good pub?” The most important ingredient was a good landlord, or in this case “Team Bare” as he referred to the four family members who are jontly in charge. In a year, he said, they have built up a good commuity spirit and sold 515 different cask ales. Receiving the award, Nick McCann said “A big thank you to CAMRA and to our customers. It’s worth remembering that without CAMRA we wouldn’t be here. Also a thank you to the brewers who have supplied some marvellous beer.” The Little Bare is an example of a micro-pub. This term doesn’t have a precise definition, but they are generally small, with a limited range of products and no food, recorded music or machines. The Little Bare was the second one to open in this area, on 14 March 2017. Another one has since opened and there are others in the pipeline.