Staff from four village pubs are raising a glass to being recognised as among the best real ale pubs in Britain.
The Goodmanham Arms, near Market Weighton, Millington’s The Gait Inn, St Vincent Arms, in Sutton-on-Derwent, and the White Hart, in North Cave, have been chosen as the pubs that serve the best real in the ale in the area by members of CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, and included in the prestigious Good Beer Guide 2016.
CAMRA’s guide is packed with more than 4,500 of the best real ale pubs across the country and information on every real ale brewery currently operating and their key beers.
Vito Logozzi, who runs the Goodmanham Arms with his wife Abigail, said: “It helps being part of the guide. We are very pleased to be recognised by CAMRA.”
The Goodmanham Arms has appeared in the guide for the past five years. Mr Logozzi also has a micro brewery, called All Hallows, which is mentioned in the guide.
Gait Inn co-owner Stuart Stephenson, who also runs the pub with his wife Helen, is delighted that the Millington pub has been included in the beer drinker’s bible.
He explained: “It’s very important to be included. There aren’t many pubs in it. It’s a massive achievement to be part of it. We are very proud.”
The Gait Inn also featured in the guide last year.
The St Vincent Arms has featured in the Good Beer Guide every year for the past 25 years.
Christine Hopwood, who helps run the St Vincent Arms, which is a family business, said: “We are delighted to be still in it. My husband Simon takes pride in his real ales.”
The White Hart, which was part of last year’s guide and the 2013 edition, is run by husband and wife team Glen and Tracy Marritt. Glen said: “If you’re in the Good Beer Guide the people who read it know where to go to get a decent pint of beer. That is their bible. It’s up to you the landlord to make sure that the beer is excellent over a period of time.”