Huzzah! We won, thanks to all our lovely customers who voted for us. This was a major goalpost for us when we started the pub! Here is the press release from the local paper:
“…We are over the moon to be voted the Peterborough CAMRA branch Pub of the Year. This is THE top award locally for any real ale pub to aspire to as the votes come from members of the Campaign for Real Ale who live in the branch area. To achieve this after only being open 1 and a half years was a real surprise. We follow on from last years excellent winners, the Jolly Brewers in Stamford who will be a hard act to follow.
This is the icing on the cake of a fantastic 2017 in which we celebrated our first birthday, a host of tap-takeovers, pop-up kitchens and partnering with other city pubs. As the curtain closes on the year we will have sold over 870 casks of beer, far exceeding our initial expectations.
Next year we hope to launch a Real Ale bus trail in partnership with 4 other pubs and continue offering our customers top quality beers in a friendly, welcoming relaxed atmosphere. We would also like to massively thank all my staff and customers who are the heart and the soul of our pub. We love the Bumble Inn and are genuinely touched by the feedback and support we receive – culminating in this amazing award.”