A popular Stoke Gifford pub has made it into the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Good Beer Guide for the first time, making it one of only two establishments in the north Bristol area to currently hold the prestigious status.
The Beaufort Arms, in North Road, joins around 4,500 of the best real ale pubs in the country listed in the guide, all of which have been nominated, evaluated and reviewed by local CAMRA volunteers.
Manager Nikki Brown told The Journal:
“We have been working really hard over the past few years to be mentioned within its pages, so we here at the Beaufort Arms are delighted to have been hand-picked by local CAMRA members for a place in this prestigious guide.”
“The guide entry mentions us as a ‘comfortable pub in a pleasant location, noting our proximity to both train and bus routes as well as our weekly quiz nights (held on Sundays and Wednesdays).”
The pub serves three ‘regular’ cask beers: Bath Ales Gem, Butcombe Bitter and Sharp’s Doom Bar, and offers a further selection of seven ‘changing’ ales.
“I am extremely proud of the hard work and effort we have put into our cask ales and I am absolutely delighted with our entry into the CAMRA Good Beer Guide 2016. It was a goal I set for myself at the beginning of the year and it is extremely satisfying to have achieved it. A big thank you to Isaac my cask master, who looks after our beers so well, to the rest of the team, who really got behind our cask ale focus, and to all our guests – this is a great achievement for the pub and we hope they are as proud as we are.”
“We hope that our entry in the guide will attract new guests who maybe didn’t know that we had such a strong cask ale focus and I believe we are one of only two pubs listed in north Bristol, so hopefully that will set us out from the crowd.”
As a celebration throughout October, the Beaufort Arms is hosting six ‘Meet the Brewery’ events, at which ‘reps’ from different breweries all over the UK will inform guests about their ales and perhaps introduce them to some new ones. Further information is available on the Beaufort Arms page on Facebook or by phoning the pub on 0117 969 5471.
This article originally appeared in the October 2015 edition of the Bradley Stoke Journal news magazine, delivered FREE, EVERY MONTH, to 9,500 homes in Bradley Stoke, Little Stoke and Stoke Lodge. Phone 01454 300 400 to enquire about advertising or leaflet insertion.