Cherry picked as top pub

By Steve Heighton
Posted: 21/06/2010

The CAMRA Summer Pub of the year for 2010 is the Cherry Tree at Catthorpe.  In the largest voting turnout to date it became a close run thing but the pub run by Phil and Sue Cartwright which previously won the award in 2007 was announced the winner.

The Cherry Tree is a superb example of a small village pub adapting to modern times.  It has excellent local real ales as well as quality food.

It is still a hidden gem but one well worth the visit especially at its own beer festival which coincidentally is held this weekend.  With rural pubs closing nationally at an alarming rate it is great news that such was the standard of the local competition that there were so many quality village pubs to choose from. 

We would urge local drinkers to travel out over the summer and enjoy a pint in the Great British outdoors in a summer pub garden.  There is nowhere quite like having a beer than in a British pub garden.

The runner up was the White Horse at Welton, with the George at Kilsby in third place.  The local branch will be making the presentation of the awards at the end of July.