The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has named a pub in Wales as the winner of its National Pub of the Year for the first time. The Bridge End Inn, Ruabon, is also notable because it was only re-opened by its current owners, the McGivern family, in March 2009. It features a microbrewery on site, and has stocked beers from 100 real ale breweries since re-opening. Julian Hough, CAMRA pubs director, said: “The pub is an unbelievable success story, and is a perfect case study of a local outlet playing a pivotal role at the heart of a small community. By investing time into providing a quality beer range full of choice, the pub in a short space of time has become revered across Britain by many beer lovers.”

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