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Flowerpot feat cheers CAMRA

A bar in Lower Hopton, Mirfield, has been named as runner-up in a pub of the year competition.

The Flowerpot, on Calder Road, clinched the title after being selected by members of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Heavy Woollen branch.

Andy Kassube, chairman of the branch, recently presented the award to Chris Osman, manager of The Flowerpot.

It was a proud moment for Mr Osman because his granddaughter, Chloe Waterworth, was working on the night of the presentation.

Mr Osman stressed that winning the award was a team effort and he could not have achieved it without the support from everyone who works with him.

When Ossett breweries took over the running of this pub in December 2012 it had a tremendous job on their hands. The pub underwent a massive refurbishment and has now firmly established itself in the area and is on the Rail Ale Trail.

A CAMRA spokesman said: “The pub has become established as one of the leading pubs in the area due to the quality of the real ale and cider served and the work that manager Chris and his team do to ensure that a warm welcome is received.

“This is the third award in four years that The Flowerpot has received from the Heavy Woollen CAMRA area, having won the Branch Pub of the Year in 2015 and Cider Pub of the Year in 2016.

“In the Heavy Woollen Area there are more than 100 pubs serving real ale so The Flowerpot had to beat stiff opposition to win the award.

“The Flowerpot is showing its commitment to the real ale and cider by holding two beer and cider festivals from Friday 29 June to Sunday 1 July.”