A good crowd gathered last night in the White Hart to celebrate an award to licensees Andy and Julie Moss. The busy bar included both regulars and visitors as well as the owner of a new brewery to soon open within a few miles.
Beers and banter flowed in the relaxed atmosphere, as is the norm in this fine pub.

Andy Moss receives the award from Phil Myatt of CAMRA

The popular town centre venue had achieved runner-up position in the local Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) 2011 Pub of the Year competition, from over 260 eligible pubs.

Under Andy, Julie, and family brewery Arkells, the White Hart has become a focal point for many local activities, as well as supporting many community initiatives, from helping with school football kit to running charity events. Local groups also regularly use the pub; a whole range of promotions and events are held, and of course the beer is always good.

Local CAMRA Branch chairman Phil Myatt said that over 600 local members had been able to vote for the best pubs and that the beer quality, friendly atmosphere, community support and the welcoming hosts were what marked out a good hostellery. The White Hart succeeds on all counts and to much applause he made the presentation.

Andy and Julie Moss and the fine Arkells ales

Andy then made special mention of his hard-working and friendly staff…

“it is my staff who make the pub; without them the pub could not be a success”

More of the excellent ales from family brewery Arkell’s were then enjoyed, including the very limited edition of Hurricane, brewed for the Fairford Air Show.

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