Northampton bar bags real ale award

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A Northampton town centre bar is celebrating after impressing judges of a CAMRA award.

Phipps’ Albion Brewery Bar, in Kingswell Street, has been voted Town Pub of the Season by members of Northants Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

The bar opened under a year ago in section of the 1884 Albion Brewery which has been restored by Phipps NBC.

The building is not only home their modern brewing plant, the space is shared with artists spaces, a film studio and print shop with a venue planned for next year.

Manager Sam Line said “ We knew ale enthusiasts from around the county have been coming into Northampton just to visit us but its still a surprise to get voted their favourite pub.

“We’ve not been going long and still have plans to add to what we offer here - it’s going to get better and better.”