The Cherry Tree in Yaxley has been awarded the inaugural Mid-Anglia CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Pub of the Year.
The award is voted for by members of each branch of CAMRA and takes into account criteria such as the pub welcome, its community involvement and the beer quality and consistency.
The branch chairman David Williamson presented the award certificate to Cherry Tree landlord Andy Watts at a recent branch meeting held at The White Horse in Rickinghall.
The Mid-Anglia area is new to CAMRA and covers about 70 pubs in the Diss area and promotes the virtues of real ale through events, meetings and publications.
Winning Landlord Andy Watts said: “It is a privilege to have won the first Pub of the Year Award for the region and we are proud that the ale drinkers of the area have voted for us”.
By winning the local branch award The Cherry Tree was entered for the Suffolk Pub of the Year shortlist and came second to The Dove in Bury St Edmunds.