Leighton Buzzard pub wins CAMRA award

Danielle (Nikki's daughter), Ash (staff member), Stev and Nikki with the Mayor of Luton
Danielle (Nikki's daughter), Ash (staff member), Stev and Nikki with the Mayor of Luton
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A Leighton Buzzard pub has been awarded the South Bedfordshire CAMRA Pub Of The Year award.

The Black Lion pub, on the High Street, accepted the award from the Mayor of Luton at the recent Beer and Cider festival.

Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA), is an independent consumer organisation which campaigns for real ale and real cider.

Nikki Brodin and her partner Stev Stipanovic took over management of the pub in January last year and have a selection real ales and ciders and a menu of over 100 bottled beers from across the world.

The landlady said: “It is amazing to have won, it really is a dream come true for us.

“We have worked hard to get where we are now and we could not be more proud.

“We changed a lot when we came in last year but the hard work has paid off and we could not be more thankful to our customers.

“It is not just our award, it is our customers award as well and it means everything to all of us.”

The family run pub is looking forward to hosting the annual Cider festival in July and the first Beer Festival in September.

The Black Lion will now go up against the other two Bedfordshire CAMRA branch winners for the title of County Pub of the Year,

They face The Engineers Arms in Henlow and The Sun Inn in Felmersham, the final decision will be made in May.