West Berkshire Branch of CAMRA

Berkshire Pubs Week - Berkshire CAMRA Community Pub of the Year.

As part of Berkshire Pubs Week each of the Berkshire branches of CAMRA were invited to submit a pub to be their nomination for the Berkshire CAMRA Community Pub of the Year. West Berkshire proudly submitted their current holder of the West Berkshire Best Community Pub, the Lord Lyon in Stockcross.

We were delighted to hear that the Lord Lyon was selected to be the winner of the county-wide award and members of the West Berkshire branch and other branches gathered with Landlord Mark Genders and his staff to receive the award in a presentation on Saturday the 19th of November.

Mark, who laid on a free Thai Curry lunch to celebrate, said "We are thrilled to be recognised for our role in the community."

Lord Lyon Landlord Mark Genders proudly shows off his branch and county best Community Pub Certificates.

The branch also took the opportunity to award another branch member, Richard Scullion of Shaw, who won the Berkshire Pubs Week limerick competition. Richard was delighted to receive a mini 5 litre barrel of beer donated by Windsor and Eton Brewery.

All entries to the competition had to start with the line "There once was a drinker of beer" and Richard's winning entry read:

"The once was a drinker of beer,
Whose moods were both mild and severe.
When feeling quite low,
To the pub he would go,
For a pint and a welcoming ear."

Richard celebrates his win with a mini-barrel of beer from Windsor & Eton Brewery.