Cheers for King's Head Inn with double cellar award
The King's Inn has won a brace of cellar awards for the quality of its lagers and beers.
The Inn has been awarded Cask Marque accreditation for serving the perfect pint of cask conditioned ale.
The Inn has also been presented with Carlsberg UK’s coveted Gold Award which rewards licensees for high product standards.
Jeff Acton, Trade Quality Manager for Carlsberg who inspected the inn, said: “I was very impressed by the knowledge and enthusiasm displayed by the team at The King's Inn. Their product quality was first-rate and their cellar management and hygiene is exemplary and shows in a fine glass of beer.
“The King's Head Inn is definitely somewhere I would be happy to enjoy a pint.”
Carlsberg’s customer marketing director David Scott said "The Carlsberg Gold Awards are all about product quality, cellar hygiene, dispense techniques, glassware and equipment cleanliness.
"These are all areas that help get our products to the consumer at the highest quality."
"We want these awards to be seen as a stamp of quality for all beer in our customers' outlets - we want to enable licensees that put the effort in to serve the perfect pint to shout about the quality of their establishment."
Paul Brown, general manager at The King's Head Inn said: “We’re delighted to have earned these awards. We make every effort to ensure our customer’s enjoy a first-class drink. It’s great to be recognised for the hard work we put into maintaining our cellar and giving our customer’s an excellent product.”
Backed by 34 of the country’s leading brewers and pub companies, Cask Marque accreditation is only awarded to licensees whose ale passes a series of rigorous independent beer quality audits.
Since its foundation in 1997, Cask Marque has inspected over 100,000 pints of beer and accredited over 5,000 of the country’s 36,500 pubs estimated to serve one or more cask conditioned ales.
Cask Marque director, Paul Nunny, said: “Paul and his team should feel justifiably proud of this excellent achievement, which not only recognises the effort they put into serving the perfect pint but also acts as an independent guarantee of quality for customers.
“All too often, publicans don’t appreciate the care and attention cask beers require and then run the risk of losing custom by serving pints that are below par.”
The Carlsberg Gold award and Cask Marque accreditation are the latest accolades for the award-winning inn, which was a finalist in the Flavours of Herriot Country awards.