A bit of good news for a change with regards to pubs as one of Yorkshire’s own has been named as one of the top 16 venues in the country.
The cost of living crisis at the moment has pubs along with others in the hospitality sector feeling the pinch as energy prices and everything else ramps up in price.
With that in mind, it’s nice to have a bit of good news to report about one of God’s Own Country’s boozers. And this one is Heaven and Ale in Barnsley, South Yorkshire
The pub, run by Gary Holmes is based on Agnes Road in Barnsley and has been hosting a range of events in aid of local charities such as Barnsley Hospice.
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The Barnsley branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) described the venue as a ‘fantastic asset for the local community’, which is what pubs should be seen as.
At the CAMRA awards, the venue was named the best pub in Barnsley along with winning the Yorkshire section before being named in the top 16 pubs in the country.
The CAMRA page describes Heaven and Hell in Barnsley as: “This former old Coop has had a wonderful conversion into a multi-roomed pub. Three rooms on the ground floor and a function room upstairs.
“The four real ales are from small micro and regional breweries from the whole of the UK but a couple are often local to the area. Branch pub of the year award winner.”
The Barnsley Chronicle reported that Gary, who runs the pub, said: “It’s totally amazing. When you set out on a business adventure you never expect anything like this to happen.
“It’s a massive team effort. It’s the people who make the pub and the clientele who come in really make it what it is. I’m gobsmacked.”
Great news, for the local boozer – we can’t wait to head down and try it for ourselves.
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Feature Image Credit: Heaven and Ale