BEER bosses in Ashbourne are hailing the inclusion of two pubs in and around town in the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide 2014.
The Smith’s Tavern, in Ashbourne, and the Sycamore, in Parwich, have been selected for inclusion in the prestigious publication.
Packed with 4,500 of the best real ale pubs in the UK and information on every real ale brewery currently operating and their key beers, the guide is ‘essential reading’ for all ale lovers.
It sells tens of thousands of copies every year and the Tavern and the Sycamore will both benefit from significant exposure through their inclusion.
A statement released by the Ashbourne and District sub-branch of CAMRA revealed how ‘delighted’ it is to have raised the profile of watering holes in and around town.
An Ashbourne and District CAMRA spokesman said: “The Ashbourne & District sub-branch of CAMRA are now helping to promote the release of the Good Beer Guide 2014 and are delighted to have two of their recommendations included in the book.
“Both were award winners in the branch pub of the year competition this year.
“The Guide is an invaluable aid in locating the very best real pubs, both locally, across the county and nationally.
“It has 4,500 pubs listed, including over a thousand new entries different from last year’s edition as well as full details of 1,147 breweries currently operating across Britain.
“Copies can obtained from leading bookshops, but are also available from the branch at a discounted rate to CAMRA members and new joiners.”
Slightly further afield, the Miner’s Arms, in Brassington, and the Barley Mow, in Kirk Ireton, have also been included.
There has been 14 per cent growth in the number of breweries in the UK during the last 12 months.