Revealed: The Best Pub In Britain

Is it your local?

The Salutation Inn in Ham, Gloucestershire may need to prepare for an influx of visitors over the coming months.

That's because CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) has named the small village pub Britain's best in their annual Pub of the Year poll.

Known as the 'Sally' to the regulars, the cosy local – which beat 50,000 others – is run by Peter Tiley, a former Londoner who quit a business analyst job to fulfil his dream of running a country pub. 

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"For the Sally to have won National Pub of the Year is beyond our wildest dreams – we’re totally shell-shocked," said Tiley.

"Pubs are so important to me that to have our own one recognised in this way is amazing."

Visitors to the Sally can find two bars, a log-burning fire and a skittle alley for those who like to indulge in a good round of bowling while drinking.

CAMRA director Abigail Newton said: “What Peter and Claire have done in the short time they have been running the pub is nothing short of staggering and goes to show that passion, enthusiasm, and a real love of beer are hugely important when running a pub."

For the landlords who fancy their chances next year, CAMRA judge the pubs on atmosphere, level of service, value for money and community focus. Extra weighting rests on the quality of your real ale, cider and perry.

A skittle alley can't hurt though.

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