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Victorian cafe is named Pub of the Year

Victorian Craft beer cafe in Halifax
Victorian Craft beer cafe in Halifax

Members of CAMRA (the Campaign for Real Ale) Halifax and Calderdale have voted revealed its Pub of the Year award to the Victorian Craft Beer Cafe.

The Victorian Craft Beer Cafe in Halifax and opened in late 2014 has claimed the title.

Earlier this year the Guardian wrote a complimentary feature on Halifax, which featured the Victorian Craft Beer Cafe among other venues in the town.

The pub, which is on Powell Street near to the Victoria Theatre, features 10 handpumps, serving eight real ales and two real ciders.

Up to four other real ciders are available direct from the “box”.

The main criteria for selection of a Pub of the Year is the quality and range of beers on sale. The Victorian Craft Beer Cafe is in the current national Good Beer Guide produced by CAMRA nationally.

However, the CAMRA members also take into account various other factors, such as the establishment’s ambience, the welcome, and the facilities in the pub.

During the selection meeting, one member said: “The Victorian always offers a range of real ales from a wide range of breweries, and a wide range of styles, dark beers, light beers, the lot, so I’m never disappointed – and it’s always in good condition.”

Another member said: “This is a very welcoming pub, and me and the other lasses always enjoy calling in for a couple of pints.”