Small town pub voted best in West Country area

The Horseshoe has won the title of CAMRA Bristol and District Pub of the Year 2024
The Horseshoe has won the title of CAMRA Bristol and District Pub of the Year 2024 -Credit:The Horseshoe

Glasses have been raised after a pub in a small town was named the CAMRA Bristol and District Pub of the Year for 2024. The Horseshoe, in Chipping Sodbury, was awarded the title following a secret vote.

The award covers the areas of Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Weston-super-Mare, Bath and North East Somerset. The High Street pub beat all others after being judged on a wide criteria that included how well its real ales are kept, how warm a welcome is given to customers, the pubs ambience, and the general facilities it offers.

The pub's landlords, Matt and Jo Lewis, said: "We are absolutely delighted to accept such a prestigious award on behalf of The Horseshoe from CAMRA, to be acknowledged and noticed of how passionate we are as a team has truly blown me away. We will never be complacent, and will continue to strive to make The Horseshoe a fantastic pub.”

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The pub will now represent CAMRA Bristol and District when heading into the regional finals stage of the awards. The Horseshoe is set in a Grade II-listed building which dates back to the 15th Century and, legend has it, the pub is haunted. Some of its most intriguing features include a sink in its cellar that is said to be over 500 years old, and some even believe there to be a hidden room down there.

Recently renovated and decorated, nowadays the pub boasts seven ever-changing real ales to choose from, as well as a wide range of ciders, lagers, spirits, mixers, and soft drinks. It also boasts live music and events throughout the year, as well as live sport.

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