Proud sponsors of HRFC & THE Cast Tups, Dean Staniforth and his wife Lynne were presented with their award today for being voted Scotland and Northern Ireland Pub of the Year 2012 by CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale). CAMRA`s Scotland & Northern Ireland Director Lindsay Grant presented the couple with their award at the popular pub on Saturday 29th September.
The competition began back in January when the Woolpack was nominated as Forth Valley North Pub of the Year coming up against competition from Gargunnock Inn, Tappit Hen in Dunblane and The Wheatsheaf Inn Falkirk. The Woolpack came out top and was declared overall winner of the Forth Valley Pub of the Year back in March. The next round of judging saw the Woolpack up against the Cobbles Inn Jedburgh and Drum and Monkey in Glasgow. The Woolpack again came out overall winner. The final round was contested between the Benleva Hotel, Drumnadrochit, The Fox & Hounds in Houston and The Woolpack, (considered the underdog with the other competitors having their own brewery on site) however once again The Woolpack came out on top taking the title Scotland and Northern Ireland Pub of the Year 2012.
The Woolpack is now entered into the UK wide competition. Good Luck Dean & Lynne! We’ll still love you when you’re famous!!