There was good cause to celebrate St George’s Day in the Carpenters Arms in Maldon this year, as the pub received two special awards from the Maldon & Dengie Branch of Camra. John Walpole (licensee) and Andrew McClaine (bar manager) accepted the Branch Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year awards from Chris Harvey (Chairman, Maldon & Dengie Camra) at a special presentation in front of customers and Camra members.
Chris said, “The Carpenters Arms was a very clear winner in the votes held by local Camra members for their Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year for 2018, which is impressive in view of the strong competition in the area. There's always a great selection of beers, including unusual styles such as porters and strong ales on offer. The choice of real ciders and perries is unrivalled in our area, and includes ciders made in Normandy specially for the pub. The Carpenters Arms has a great ambience, with knowledgeable staff and a warm welcome. John Walpole and his hardworking team make it a pub the area can be proud of.”
John Walpole added, “This is a very special night for the pub. We are really honoured to receive these two awards from Camra; we appreciate the support we get from the Branch and its members.”