West Norfolk CAMRA has named Ouse Amateur Sailing Club in Ferry Lane, Lynn, as its West Norfolk Club of the Year.
The Ouse Booze, as it is popularly known, is a previous regional and national winner of CAMRA’s Club of the year, and was established in 1881. It has supported real ale for many decades and four to five beers and one real cider are available on gravity in their club house fronting the river.
Phil Piggott, secretary of club, said: “We are extremely proud to be voted winner of West Norfolk Club of the Year 2016 and would like to thank CAMRA for entering our club and for their continued support. I would also take this opportunity to thank our many ‘Real Ale’ members and staff for helping to keep the beer and cider flowing in King’s Lynn. New members are always welcome, both full and social (you don’t have to sail to join!!)”
Steve Barker, West Norfolk branch chairman, said: “It is pleasing to see a club in King’s Lynn win this award. Their range of real ales and ciders is impressive and served in excellent condition.”
The club will to forward to the Regional Club of the Year competition and will be judged alongside clubs from throughout the East Anglia region.
Pictured at the award presentation last night are, from left, Andrea Briars, Regional Director CAMRA. Phil Piggott. Bob Hindrey, Steve Barker. Barry Urwin. MLNF16MF05052