Oswestry’s Bailey Head pub celebrates Campaign for Real Ale award win

Grace Goodlad and Duncan Borrowman, owners of the Bailey Head pub in Oswestry, are celebrating winning two awards from the Shrewsbury & West Shropshire Campaign for Real Ale; Pub of the Year and Market Towns Pub of the Year. It is the sixth consecutive year the pub has won the Market Towns award, having won every year since it opened, but only the second time it has won the overall award, beating Shrewsbury and rural pubs.

Landlady Grace Goodlad said: “It is extra special winning an award from CAMRA as it is judged by consumers, who not only judge how good your beer and cider is, but also look at cleanliness, community support and customer service. It was great to hear that the knowledge of our staff particularly impressed the judges.”

Landlord Duncan Borrowman said; “Coming just days after the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) announced that we are finalists for UK’s Best Craft Beer Pub or Bar – Rural award for the fifth time has really lifted our spirits in what is a difficult time for pubs. Next week we head to Liverpool for the SIBA awards ceremony, then CAMRA will present us with a shield and after that CAMRA will judge us against the best in Telford & East Shropshire for who is they say is the best in Shropshire. We have our fingers crossed!”

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