For the second year running the Hair of the Dog micropub in Mnster has been named Thanet CAMRA’s Cider Pub of the Year.
The former hair salon was opened as a micropub by Gary Hake and Julie Beaney in 2013.
The premises serve at least five ciders on gravity dispense from their cold room adjoining the bar as well as three or more changing beers.
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) competition judges said: “Gary and Julie’s commitment to cider really stands out in the quality range they always have available and the welcome you receive which really encourages you to go back again and again.”.
The Thanet Cider Pub of the Year competition is part of a national contest with the ultimate aim to be named CAMRA’s Cider Pub of the Year. The Hair of the Dog will now go forward to the next round to be named best in Kent.
Runner up in this year’s local competition was the NauticAles micropub in Northwood, Ramsgate. Run by Mickey Rush and Jim, they were very close to taking the title this year.
Presentations to both pubs will take place very soon – check www.thanet-camra.org.uk for full details.