LOCAL landlords Vito and Abbie Logozzi are raising a glass in celebration after their pub gained entry into a prestigious national beer guide.
The Goodmanham Arms near Market Weighton has earned a place in the coveted 2012 CAMRA Good Beer Guide, an annual compilation used as a bible by real ale lovers and keen pub-goers.
It features hundreds of pubs across the country that meet the high standards for real ale set by CAMRA (Campaign For Real Ale), and for the Logozzis, inclusion into the guide is all the more special as they only took over The Goodmanham Arms 18 months ago.
Vito said: “It’s great news for a little village pub to get into the guide.
“We support real ales and milds and try and do out best to sell as many local beers as we can.
“We have worked really hard to provide a traditional English country pub selling good food and ale.”
Vito’s wife Abbie is from Market Weighton while Vito is originally from Italy and is a chef by trade,
He has been working in the UK pub industry for the past 28 years.
Jon Howard, a spokesman for CAMRA congratulated the couple on their achievement, saying: “Only the pubs serving the very finest real ale are considered for entry into our Good Beer Guide, so I congratulate the owners on all their hard work.
“It’s fantastic to see community pubs such as the Goodmanham Arms offering such an exciting beer range to their locals, particularly at a time when there has been such an upturn in the number of microbreweries now operating across the region.”
The Goodmanham Arms’ entry in the CAMRA guide describes it as ‘a thriving village local’ and commends its ‘good value beers from Yorkshire breweries’.
Food served in the pub is locally sourced and home-made, and folk music is a regular attraction.
There is also a beer garden described in the guide as ‘pleasant’ and there are future plans to reopen the building’s adjacent brewery.