And about time too!! Somehow local CAMRA had managed to overlook Dewsbury's Shepherd's Boy whilst selecting their recent seasonal favourites (some bizarre rule in place? who knows) - almost to the point where it was becoming laughable. Sure there's often good beer on at the Savile Arms and the Cellar Bar, but one's had plenty of recognition down the years and the other's far from being the finished article. If campaign branches really want to get away from their 'cronyism' image then recognising quality and endeavour and rewarding them without hesitation might go some way. Huddersfield got it right with The Grove so come on Heavy Woollen no dawdling in future!
Steve Bamford receives the Summer Pub of the Season Award from Heavy Woollen District Chairman Mike Roebuck but did CAMRA take their eye off the ball?!
In the meantime it's a big well done to Steve and all his staff for producing and maintaining the best drinking environment and keeping the finest ale in town. Hopefully this well deserved award will be the first of many!