Pub is the toast of the brewery

Sean Donkin (left) with Matt Simpson of Carlsberg.
Sean Donkin (left) with Matt Simpson of Carlsberg.

A NORTH Northumberland inn has won an award from a major brewer.

The Bamburgh Castle Inn, in Seahouses, was presented with Carlsberg UK’s coveted Gold Award which rewards licensees for high product standards.

Jeff Acton, Trade Quality Manager for Carlsberg who inspected the inn, said: “I was very impressed by the knowledge and enthusiasm displayed by the team at The Bamburgh Castle Inn.

“Their product quality was first-rate and their cellar management and hygiene is exemplary and shows in a fine glass of beer.

“The Bamburgh Castle Inn is definitely somewhere I would be happy to enjoy a pint.”

Carlsberg’s customer marketing director David Scott said: “The Carlsberg Gold Awards are all about product quality, cellar hygiene, dispense techniques, glassware and equipment cleanliness.

“These are all areas that help get our products to the consumer at the highest quality.

“We want these awards to be seen as a stamp of quality for all beer in our customers’ outlets – we want to enable licensees that put the effort in to serve the perfect pint to shout about the quality of their establishment.”

Sean Donkin, assistant manager at The Bamburgh Castle Inn said: “We’re delighted to have earned this award. We really do make every effort to ensure our customer’s enjoy a first-class drink.

“It’s nice to be recognised for the hard work we put into maintaining our cellar and giving our customers an excellent product.”

The Carlsberg Gold award is the latest accolade for the award-winning inn, which this year scooped the top five-star ranking in the national food hygiene standards, Scores on the Doors.

The inn is Cask Marque accredited and has joined CAMRA’s new accreditation scheme LocAle for pubs that sell locally-brewed real ale.