|Kye Lloyd and partner Ian with|
their CAMRA award.
Photo courtesy CAMRA
The award is given to pubs that have demonstrated dramatic improvement in areas such as facilities, drinking environment, atmosphere and ale quality.
Delighted licensee Kye Lloyd, who has ran the Admiral Taverns-owned pub for the past two years alongside her partner Ian, said: “I’m over the moon with the award, all of the staff work so hard and they deserve some recognition.
“The secret to our success is that we talk regularly to our customers to see what they want – which is fine cask ales and great food.
“We go through 10-12 barrels a week and we serve cask ales from all over the UK, not just the North West.
“It is such a friendly atmosphere here and we get a wide range of people; from accountants to builders, and everyone socialises together and gets on.”
The Lloyds say they are trying to research the history of the pub and would welcome information about its past.
"Tenants Ian and Kye have transformed the George and Dragon since taking it over," said Julian Holt from CAMRA. "It is now a thriving, lively community pub with a friendly atmosphere. The pub has a strong local following but also gives a warm welcome to newcomers.
|The George and Dragon|
Image via official web site
This is the first time the MIPA certificate has been awarded by the branch.
• George and Dragon online at: www.gndlanc.webs.com
• Lunesdale CAMRA: www.lunesdalecamra.org.uk