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CAMRA names 2009's "Best Pub in the UK"

For the second year in a row, The Kelham Island Tavern in Sheffield, England, has been named CAMRA's Best Pub in the UK.  This is the first time a pub has won the award for two consecutive years.

The title was bestowed based not just on the quality of the available beers, but also on atmosphere, service, and multiple other judgments, says the BBC

The small, welcoming pub has been around since 1833, when it was called the Sawmakers Arms, and later reopened under the name The White Hart.  The current proprietor, Trevor Wraith, bought the property in 2001 and revamped the crumbling building to the pretty, traditional-looking building it is today. 

Despite a six-month closure due to flooding in the summer of 2007, The Kelham Island Tavern is still going strong, as evidenced by CAMRA's nod.  The pub has become a Sheffield landmark, due mostly to hard work and a finely honed appreciation for what makes a good pub into a great one.

More Info:  The Kelham Island Tavern, 62 Russell Street, Sheffield, S3 8RW, 0114 272 2482




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