The branch of the Campaign for Real Ale – better known as CAMRA, selected the well-loved East Lancashire Railway pub due to its brilliant service and its wide selection of real ales and ciders.
The local CAMRA branch saw voting undertaken by its members who investigated a number of areas such as the array of real ales and ciders available, service, welcome, inclusiveness, comfort and community spirit.
The award-winning pub can be found at East Lancashires Railways Bury Bolton Street Station and has traditionally featured a well-stocked choice of regular special beers and ales alongside selections from local breweries such as the house ale Brightside Odin Blonde, the pub also includes beers from all over the country from Scotland to the Isle of Wight.
Tim Stronach, Supervisor at The Trackside, said:
“After the difficult last few years we’ve come back stronger than ever, the entire Trackside team especially Thomas Jackson who runs the cellar. I could be here mentioning names all day over who deserves a shout out – the whole team work incredibly hard to deliver an excellent experience for our customers and it’s an honour to have played a part in the pub being named Bury area Pub of the Year.”
Local CAMRA Chairman, Peter Alexander comments:
“I am delighted that this excellent pub has been chosen by a vote of our members. These awards are always closely contested and the exacting standards plus a great choice of real ale and cider have clearly been recognised.
“The whole team at the Trackside is to be congratulated, with a special mention to Tim Stronach for his superb cellar work in ensuring beer and cider is always presented at its best. Congratulations to a very worthy winner.”
ELR Chairman, Mike Kelly, adds:
“The Trackside at Bury Bolton Street and Buffer Stops at Rawtenstall are an important and integral part of the heritage railway experience. Today we pay tribute to the entire Trackside team past and present, and this award is for them and recognises that they know their beers.”
Why not pay a visit to the award-winning pub next time you are at the East Lancashire Railway.
For further information about the East Lancashire Railway or to plan a day out, please visit: http://www.eastlancsrailway.org.uk