Saturday, 18 September 2021

Couple receive pub of the year award for fourth time

THE owners of a Henley pub are celebrating after winning pub of the year for the fourth time.

The Bird in Hand in Greys Road was awarded the honour by the South Oxfordshire branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

Graham Steward, 67, has been running the pub with his wife Celia, 65, for 21 years. They previously won the title in 2006, 2008 and 2010.

Mr Steward said: “We are very pleased to receive this award. What I like about Camra is that you can’t apply for the awards, they only hand them out if they think you deserve it.

“We are a friendly local pub. Everybody knows everybody and we always make people feel welcome and are happy to have a chat.

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