A pub in Downham has won a regional award by Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA) for its cider.
The Railway Arms, a micro-pub and cafe located on platform one at Downham Market train station, has been named winner of the East Anglia Regional Cider Pub of the Year 2016.
Father and son, 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 increasingly knowledgeable Downham Cider Company.”
Following on from being judged as Norfolk Cider Pub of the Year, and now considered one of the best 16 cider establishments in the country means that the Railway Arms will now be up against pubs throughout the country for the title of National Cider Pub of the Year – an award they previously won in 2013.
On Friday, July 15, Andrea Briers, East Anglia regional director and chairwoman of CAMRA’s cider and perry committee, presented The Railway Arms with their award.
Ms Briers 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.”
The pub now regularly sells seven or eight ciders and perries, and, when possible, includes local products in their range – some of which are from The Downham Cider Company.