The Royal Oak scoops Community Pub of the YearBy Victoria Smith
May 03, 2012
A Bracknell boozer has been honoured by real ale fans to mark Community Pub Month.
The Royal Oak in Bay Road picked up the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) south east Berkshire award for Community Pub of the Year at a presentation on Thursday, April 26.
Landlord Gareth Holland received the award from Dr Phillip Lee, MP for Bracknell, and CAMRA branch chairman Nick Boley.
Nick said: “Community pubs are an important and traditional part of our culture; places to meet with friends over a drink, play traditional pub games, hold sports club or society meetings.
“These pubs are the focus of life in many towns, suburbs and villages across the country.
“The Royal Oak is a great example of this, with many thriving community activities, as well as serving a good range of traditional beers.”
The national Community Pub Month campaign was held to highlight the importance of community pubs and their value in society.