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City’s oldest pub in tune with the times

Photo shows CAMRA Branch Secretary Martin Sherlock (left) presenting the Pub of The Season award to landlord Roy Denby.

Much-loved local wins yet another award

Lancaster’s historic Three Mariners inn has been voted Pub of The Season (Winter) by members of The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). The 600 year-old inn, reputed to be the city’s oldest, won the gong for its selection of ales, welcoming atmosphere, and traditional pub values.

The local CAMRA branch has recognised the qualities of The Mariners twice before: it was Town Pub of The Year in 2006 and 2007. The landlord throughout this period has been Roy Denby, who referred to the latest award as “an honour”. He added, “It feels good for one’s efforts to be recognised, especially in today’s challenging times.”

Speaking at the award presentation, Lunesdale CAMRA Press Officer, Julian Holt, said the Three Mariners represented everything that was great about the British pub. “You’re guaranteed a warm welcome, good conversation and above all fantastic real ales in first rate condition. This place is part of our cultural heritage and should be celebrated and cherished.”

The pub offers beer drinkers a choice of six real ales, with the emphasis on independent breweries from Lancashire, Yorkshire and Cumbria.

Julian Holt Press Officer Lunesdale CAMRA