Drinkers are toasting the success of Bury St Edmunds pubs, with the Rose and Crown the latest to win acclaim.
The Greene King-owned tavern in Whiting Street has been named the Campaign for Real Ale (Camra) Pub of the Year 2019 for Suffolk.
It follows the success of The One Bull, of Angel Hill, finishing as joint runner-up in the community category of The Telegraph’s and Sawday’s pub of the year 2019 competition.
The Rose and Crown’s award has delighted licensees Liz and Tony Fayers, who, in 2016, were honoured by Camra for three decades of service.
Said Liz: “We are delighted to get it. It is a surprise for us, as we are only a small pub, but it is nice to get recognition.”
Camra named the pub winners after it had previously won the West Suffolk award.
The Rose and Crown will now feature in an East Anglia-wide contest, whose winner will represent the region in a national pub competition.
Andrew Land, of West Suffolk Camra, speaking in a personal capacity, said: “It’s a great, old-fashioned pub, with an experienced landlord and landlady.”
Another Bury pub, The Dove in Hospital Road, has twice previously scooped the East Anglia Camra title.