Beer Drinkers of the Year Award
Rt. Hon. Kenneth Clarke QC MP 1994
Jack Charlton OBE 1995
Anna Chancellor 1996
John Lowe 1997
John Cryne 1998
Michael Parkinson OBE 1999
Edward Kelsey 2000
Darren Gough 2001
HRH the Prince of Wales 2002
Nigel Jones MP 2003 Roger Protz 2004
Rt. Hon. Gordon Brown MP 2005
Andrew "Freddie" Flintoff 2006
Michel Roux 2007
Nick Hewer 2008
David and Robert Aynesworth 2009
Owners of the Craven Arms
Awarded for the furtherance of the Real Ale Revolution.
Award tankard from the
All Party Beer Group on display in the Pub.
In the cellar we pride ourselves on serving the best possible real ale. Our reputation has grown though keeping the beers in tip top condition.
All a cask conditioned in our own cellar, with meticulous attention to cellarmanship & beer care.
Yorkshires Perfect Pint series
You should be short of nothing at the bar, with huge choice of local & special stock awaiting. A wide choice of beers, wines, gins & top shelf spirits. As well as quality & strong tea & cafetiere coffee, Hot Choc & even Bovril. House made pickled eggs & Green teas.
Theakstons Old Peculier from the wood. The epitome of great British brewing. Here on tap.
Gin in the Inn
Chilled white wine & room red fill our cellars & beautifully complement our our menu. By the glass or bottle.
The Tap Room
Greene Kings IPA advert
Beer related films shot here at the Pub
Ale in the dale is an important part of local life. It is essential that we serve the very best local beers to our customers. Not only does this give great awareness of the local products but it also creates a great talking point at our bar. Why not join the conversation?
30 years ago the British beer industry was at its lowest point with little choice due to the huge breweries having bought or pushed out the smaller breweries. Foreign larger's & keg ales became the norm as the huge conglomerates tried to take over the countries brewing industry.
Fortunately the public had had enough & revolted and as the Campaign for Real Ale did, the Craven Arms has embraced this “real” cask ale revolution. Individual local beers are now being produced by small “micro” breweries & the public are demanding them. Ladies are now opting for & savouring a craft beer.
Keeping the beers is not easy. They are living things and the conditioning of them in the cellar to get them to the bar in peak condition requires considerable attention to detail.
The Craven Arms is passionate about the cellar work and this is
bourne out by the rapidly increasing sales being experienced.
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