POTY 2018 – The Catherine Wheel

On Monday 30 April, Branch Chairman Andy Pinkard presented the West Berkshire CAMRA 2018 Pub of the Year award to Warwick and Pauline Heskins.

The Catherine Wheel had previously won the Branch’s Cider Pub of the Year award in 2015 and 2017. The new award confirms the successful adaptation of a pub that used to mainly serve lagers before 2014 into a lively destination for real ale and cider drinkers.

The Catherine Wheel’s appeal is enhanced by a large range of bottled beers, ciders and gins, an attractive courtyard and an immaculate new kitchen, for serving Pieminister pies.

After four years as landlord, Warwick’s keen interest in finding the best new beers and ciders to stock, organising ale and cider festivals and arranging brewery trips contributed towards the Catherine Wheel’s latest award which also reflects the friendly service from the pub’s experienced team of staff.