Oswestry’s Bailey Head Pub wins surprise West Midlands Cider Award

When regulars went along to The Bailey Head pub in Oswestry on Friday night they got a surprise.
They knew that the multi-award-winning pub would be receiving certificates from the Campaign for Real Ale as Shropshire County Pub of the Year and Shropshire County Cider Pub of the Year. What they didn’t know was that the pub has gone on to win CAMRA West Midlands Regional Cider Pub of the Year and owners Grace Goodlad and Duncan Borrowman were presented with the certificate for that aswell.
Duncan said: “We massively upped our real Cider range a year ago but we never expected to win this for an area covering Shropshire, Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire and West Midlands Metropolitan.”
We are still being judged in the West Midlands Pub of the Year competition against some incredibly good pubs and in the National Cider Pub of the Year competition. It is all a bit nerve racking!”
Grace said: “We must thank all of our regular customers for their support, but also our superb team of staff, who make this happen.”
CAMRA area organiser Dave Ricketts said “it’s a real privilege to have a pub as good as The Bailey Head in the region, and particularly in my home Branch of Shrewsbury and West Shropshire.  The Bailey Head has great hosts in Grace and Duncan, and they and their staff are extremely knowledgeable about the beers and ciders they sell.  Everything is always top quality and the pub is so friendly it’s always a joy to visit.”

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