The best pub in the UK is in Ramsbottom


    The best pub in the UK is in Ramsbottom
    Bask in its glory. (Picture: Google)

    Life’s too short to drink bad pints.

    Equally, it’s far too short to wile it away in bad pubs.

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    Not long after Britons voted on what aspects would make up their ideal pub, John Smiths have swept in and declared exactly which pub is the very best. Which is handy.

    The Great British Pub Of The Year award for 2017 has been given to the Eagle & Child in Ramsbottom, Lancashire. The ‘stunning’ pub was heralded for ‘the views, to the food, the events, the atmosphere, the beers and the staff’ by Ifeoma Dozie of John Smiths.

    What’s more, it’s the pub’s social conscience that really sealed the deal, with the Eagle & Child providing local disadvantaged youths with a heap of opportunities to build skills and gain valuable work experience.

    The best pub in the UK is in Ramsbottom
    Champagne all round. (Picture: Eagle and Child)

    Since taking over the pub 6 years ago, landlord Glen Duckett has given over 100 young people a shot behind the scenes.

    ‘I’m elated by what we have done and how we push young people to make themselves as employable as possible,’ Glen says of the accolade.

    The best pub in the UK is in Ramsbottom
    We’ve drank pints in worse places, to be fair. (Picture: Eagle and Child)

    ‘The Eagle and Child is a great example of what can be achieved in the modern pub trade,’ Ed Bedington, editor of the awards’ organisers, the Morning Advertiser, said.

    ‘This is not only a first rate operation, with a great food and drink offer in stylish surroundings, this is a pub that is truly giving back to the community.’

    If you fancy a trip to this posh pint-pulling premises, you can find the Eagle & Child at: 3 Whalley Rd, Ramsbottom, Bury BL0 0DL

    The best pub in the UK is in Ramsbottom
    It’s even got a garden! (Picture: Eagle and Child)

    Other winners in the Great British Pub Awards were as follows: