Colchester pubs are the toast of the county

Gazette: Colchester pubs are the toast of the county Colchester pubs are the toast of the county

COLCHESTER pubs are officially the toast of the county.

The Victoria Inn, in North Station Road, and the Odd One Out, in Mersea Road, have taken the top spots in prestigious countywide Campaign for Real Ale awards.

‘The Vic’, run by Andy Pilgrim and Sheena Valentine, was crowned Pub of the Year for Essex, while ‘the Oddie’ picked up Cider Pub of the Year.

The pair will go on to compete in the East of England awards, in August.

If they are successful, they will be considered for the National Pub of the Year, which is announced in either February of March, in 2015.

Alan Wareham, Colchester and North East Essex branch chairman, said: “We're proud and honoured that two fantastic Colchester pubs have been voted best in the county in their categories in the same year.

“It's a first for the town and we're wishing them both every success in the wider regional rounds.”

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9:36am Wed 25 Jun 14

stevedawson says...

A revelation on the state of counties public houses??
A revelation on the state of counties public houses?? stevedawson
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10:07am Wed 25 Jun 14

jammin says...

Great pub the vic, I drink there twice a week.

Keep up the good work!
Great pub the vic, I drink there twice a week. Keep up the good work! jammin
  • Score: 4

5:00pm Wed 25 Jun 14

Jess Jephcott says...

Two of my favourites for sure but this is about real ale rather than the standard of pubs across the county. Well done both.
Two of my favourites for sure but this is about real ale rather than the standard of pubs across the county. Well done both. Jess Jephcott
  • Score: 1

6:43pm Wed 25 Jun 14

the mighty wah says...

The lager in the Oddie is to die for.
The lager in the Oddie is to die for. the mighty wah
  • Score: -4
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