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North Notts Pub of the Year
18:13 - 12/03/2013
The North Nottinghamshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Pub of the Year is the White Hart in West Stockwith.
Situated on the bank of the River Trent, the White Hart has been the home of the Idle Brewery since the brewery’s launch in 2007. The pub is a popular stopping off point for walkers and boaters alike, exploring the north eastern edge of Nottinghamshire.
The White Hart’s history can be traced back to 1844 when it was one of nine public houses in West Stockwith listed in Kelly’s Directory for Nottinghamshire and is now the only pub in the village which retains its original name. The pub was taken over last year and refurbished in September by the Head Brewer, Brian Cooper and his wife, Elaine. Brian becomes the eleventh licensee of the pub since 1844.
Steve Bownes, North Nottinghamshire Branch Chairman said, “The White Hart has progressed beyond all recognition which is all down to Brian and Elaine. The success of the Idle Brewery has helped the White Hart to achieve 10 successive years in the Good Beer Guide, a remarkable effort. “
Commenting on the success, Brian Cooper said “Without the customers and without the village, we would not have this pub. We are just people that run the pub and it's fantastic when you get this sort of recognition. We've got the best staff and you can't do better than what we've got.”
The White Hart now competes with four other pubs nominated by Nottinghamshire’s other branches for the County Pub of the Year award. This is the next stage of the in deciding the overall CAMRA Pub of the Year.
Thanks to Idle and White Hart
14:33 - 13/10/2012
Thanks to Brain Cooper and the staff of the White Hart in West Stockwith for hosting our visit to the Idle Brewery.
A great evening and lots of great Idle Beers were had by all who were there.