Wellingborough pub wins regional award

Coach and Horses landlord John Eames with his latest award
Coach and Horses landlord John Eames with his latest award

A pub in Wellingborough has been named the best in the region by beer campaigners.

The award, given by the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) for Best Regional Pub in Northants, Leicestershire, Rutland and Rugby, follows the Coach and Horses being crowned as best in the county earlier this year.

The award is judged by mystery customers and Camra representatives and considers everything from the quality of the drinks to the ambience and decor of the pub.

Following this success, the Coach and Horses will now be one of five finalists to be considered for the Best Pub in the East Midlands later this year.

Landlord John Eames said: “I’ve run this pub for eight years now – it’s been a lot of hard work, but to get it to where it is now is absolutely fantastic and we’ve now won quite a lot of awards.”

The pub offers 12 ales and 15 ciders which are on a constant rotation, as well as a variety of wines.

Mr Eames said: “Our constant rotation means there’s always something different.

“If someone were to come into the pub every couple of days there would always be something different.

“Our craft ciders are also really varied with anything from fruit ciders at about four per cent to stronger stuff at about eight per cent.”

The award was presented to the pub at a presentation evening on Wednesday, July 20, which coincided with the pub’s weekly quiz night and allowed for a busy night of celebration.