CAMRA presents another award to village pub


A village pub has been awarded a prestigious beer award – for the seventh time.

Once again the Engineers Arms in Henlow has been crowned CAMRA Bedfordshire’s Pub of the Year.

The award goes to outstanding pubs that serve some of the best beer in the county and play an active role in the local community. The High Street free house pipped the Albion in Ampthill and the Stone Jug in Clophill to the post.

The title recognises licensees Kevin Machin and Claire Sturgeon’s consistently high quality beers, a notable contribution to the local community and excellent service to customers.

They run a highly successful beer festival every October and a cider and country wine festival in February, which are well supported by villagers.

This award completes a double, as the Engineers Arms has also been chosen as Bedfordshire Cider Pub of the Year 2014.

Certificates for both Bedfordshire awards will be presented to Kevin and Claire within a few weeks.

The watering hole will now represent Bedfordshire in both competitions for the much coveted East Anglia regional titles.