Bridlington pubs make it into Good Beer Guide

Helen Norman and Rob Dakin at the Telegraph Inn in Bridlington.
Helen Norman and Rob Dakin at the Telegraph Inn in Bridlington.

THREE Bridlington pubs have been recognised for the quality of their real ale in a respected national book.

The three watering holes - The Telegraph Inn on Quay Road, The Marine Bar on North Marine Road and The Prior John on Promenade - have featured in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2013.

The guide is produced by the CAMRA society, which campaigns for real ale in British pubs, and picks out those who have achieved an exceptional standard in keeping real ales.

It is the first year that The Telegraph has featured in the guide, after the free house was refurbished and re-opened by owners Helen Norman and Rob Dakin in August 2010.

Helen said: “We have worked incredibly hard to develop the pub and we have really gone from strength to strength. We are a traditional local pub and I think it is something that people in Bridlington wanted. We have a great selection of ales at a reasonable price and we are passionate about the place.

“We have refurbished the entire pub, put in an outdoor area and a function room, we have a traditional jukebox and have live music on a weekend. We are going to be launching Sunday lunches soon as well.

“There isn’t any trouble here, and I think our customers appreciate the local atmosphere and they have really supported us. We are as proud as punch.”

The Marine Bar is featured in the guide for the sixth year running. Manager Paul Bennett said: “It recognises that I and my team are committed to real ales and the running of the Marine Bar as a well managed establishment.

“We have long been a hub of the local community providing a friendly and safe environment with good home cooked food, local award winning ales, live entertainment and quizzes for locals and guests staying at the Expanse.

“The institution of the pub is at risk with 12 pubs closing a week nationally. We support CAMRA in encouraging our customers and all those interested in preserving the Great British pint.”

The Prior John has also been acclaimed for the quality of its real ale.

Manager Max Powell said: “I am delighted that The Prior John has been recognised for the quality of its ales.

“We offer our customers an excellent range of real ales at all times, including those from regional brewers and micro-brewers, as well as hosting our own beer festivals.

“Staff work hard to ensure that the real ales on offer are kept in first-class condition at all times and the pub’s inclusion in the guide highlights this.”