Summer 2016 - Lord Nelson, Alcester
On 30th Aug 2016, a presentation to mark the award was opened by Pete Godfrey, Shakespeare CAMRA Good Beer Guide and Pubs Officer.
Andrew and Rachel Danks took over the Lord Nelson 3 ½ years ago. They have certainly turned the pub around and now consistently have five real ales available – always in good condition. They always have a cider available too and there is always a good friendly service from welcoming staff.
Andrew and Rachel have put a lot of effort into transforming the interior, which now has welcoming log burner in the winter, and have moved the front door to where a door should be – not round the side. They have also recently extended the outside seating areas. The Lord Nelson is a real locals' local, but also welcomes newcomers.
Pete handed over to Alan Whitbread, one of the founding members of Shakespeare Branch of CAMRA and an Ale Taster for the Alcester Court Leet. Alan commended the Lord Nelson for its community activities such as cribbage evenings and vinyl nights, before treating those present to a rendition of 'O good ale thou art my darling'.
Alan then presented the certificate to mark the achievement to licensee Andrew Danks.