White Cross pub wins award

Tim Tomlinson (left) and bar manager Tom Wilkinson of the White Cross receiving the Quality Pub Award from Lunesdale CAMRA chair Jenny Greenhalgh
Tim Tomlinson (left) and bar manager Tom Wilkinson of the White Cross receiving the Quality Pub Award from Lunesdale CAMRA chair Jenny Greenhalgh
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A canalside pub has been honoured with a prestigious award.

The White Cross, one of only six Lancaster city pubs in the national Good Beer Guide, has been given the Quality Pub Award (Pub of the Year) by the local branch of The Campaign for Real Ale.

The pub was described by Lunesdale branch chair Jenny Greenhalgh as a “happy pub and a great place to be”.

Picking up the award, landlord Tim Tomlinson paid tribute to his staff.

He said: “They’re hard working, dedicated, but above all they care – about the customers and the product.

“Drinkers are spoilt for choice when it comes to real ale in this area, which is why we feel genuinely honoured to have won this.

“I think our recipe for success is the variety of ales and beer styles you’ll find here, together with our commitment to the customers in creating the kind of place they want a pub to be.”

The seventh annual Beer and Pie Festival takes place this week, from Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29, at the White Cross and also at the Penny Bank and the Merchants pubs in Lancaster.