Downham’s Railway Arms has this week been named winner of CAMRA’s Regional Cider Pub of the Year 2016.
Following on from being judged CAMRA’s (Campaign for Real Ale) Norfolk Cider Pub of the Year, the pub has taken the regional title to become the East Anglia Regional Cider Pub of the year 2016.
Being judged to be one of the best 16 pubs for cider in the country means that the Railway Arms is now up against pubs from across the country for the title of National Cider Pub of the Year – a title which they won in 2013.
The pub regularly sells seven or eight ciders and perries and, when possible, include local products, including some from The Downham Cider Company.
Ian and Callum Pinches, who run the Railway Arms, said: “We are much humbled by the support we continue to receive from our friends far and wide, particularly as we look to promote new local cider producers. Of note this year is the extended range on offer from the talented and increasing knowledgable Downham Cider Company.”
Andrea Briers, East Anglia Regional Director and chairman of CAMRA’s Cider and Perry Committee said: “The Railway Arms is an excellent example of a micro pub, where you can enjoy a good range of ciders and it is well worth a visit. Well done to Ian and Callum on their continued success.”
She is due to present the regional award at the pub on Friday, July 15.