West Berkshire Branch of CAMRA

Pub Of The Year 2016: King Charles Tavern, Newbury.

On Wednesday 6 April, the King Charles Tavern was crowded for an awards evening that started with some songs from Sophy on keyboards.

Any visitor able to find a way to the bar was rewarded with the offer of a free pint of Good Old Boy or a choice from several of the eight cask beers.

Taking the microphone, Media Fusion's David Whittingham mentioned the pub's regular Monday Curry Night and Tuesday Quiz Night and announced that the evening would start with presentations followed by a complimentary buffet and more music.

Landlord Joshua Khan presented engraved glasses to Jenny, Jonny and Phil, recent 'customers of the month' as chosen by the pub's staff.

For CAMRA, Richard Scullion came forward to say 'Joshua and his team have worked absolute wonders and demonstrated how an innovative landlord can bring the wow factor to a pub.'

Before presenting the framed West Berkshire Pub of the Year certificate, Richard asked customers to raise their glasses in a toast to the 'The KC'.

Joshua grinned on hearing that the pub would go forward to the Berkshire round of judging and possibly on to the national level.

After some photographs, Joshua led a group outside to unveil the new West Berkshire pub of the year signage.

6th May 2015