Black Lion proves to be a roaring success with voters

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Raise a glass to the Black Lion, which has been voted the best pub in Bedfordshire by local CAMRA members.

The hardworking landlords of the Leighton Buzzard pub, Nikki Brodin and Stev Stipanovic, will be formally presented with their award on May 31.

They beat extremely stiff competition in the form of the multi-award-winning Engineers Arms in Henlow and the much improved Sun in Felmersham.

Since taking on pub last year, Nikki and Stev, who previously worked at the famous Merchants Inn in Rugby, have turned the Black Lion around from a struggling and 
run-down boozer into a welcoming and thriving town centre pub.

Last summer they held a festival with 40 different ciders and perries to try and intend to make this event even bigger this coming July.

The Black Lion will now go up against the other five East Anglian county winners from Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

The winner of the regional title will be announced in 
August.