The Twice Brewed Inn has been announced as the North East regional winner in the Countryside Alliance Awards best pub category.
The Awards, nicknamed the ‘Rural Oscars’, are the Countryside Alliance’s annual celebration of British food & farming, enterprise and heritage through our small hard-working businesses. The awards are now in their fifteenth year and have become the definitive rural business award to win. They are set apart from other award schemes because they are driven by public nomination, offering customers the chance to tell us why their favourite businesses are worthy of national acclaim.
This has been a record Awards as we received over 18,000 nominations, showing just how much the public values and supports our hard-working rural businessmen and women. The regional finalists have done exceptional well to come this far as the competition was incredibly high this year.
The Twice Brewed Inn, Hexham prides itself on showcasing top quality beer and local produce. The team here go out of their way to make sure you feel welcome.
Due to Covid-19 and subsequent lockdown restrictions, the judging for the 2020 Awards was sadly postponed but we judged virtually in the spring of 2021, with businesses showcasing their talent and telling their story over webcam instead.
The categories for the Awards include best butcher, best pub, best village shop, local food champions, and rural enterprise champions.
Countryside Alliance Awards Director Sarah Lee commented:
“This year’s regional finalists are all truly exceptional. We have been overwhelmed by nominations this year. The secret to the Rural Oscars’ popularity is that they honour the people involved in these businesses and not just their produce or services. They exist to sing the praises of those who work hard to keep our communities and rural economy ticking, but don’t seek the spotlight. These awards provide a cause for celebration in a time of great uncertainty in the countryside. Our local produce is second to none and there are many community heroes and businesses worthy of national recognition.”
Tynedale MP Guy Opperman commented:
‘’It is terrific that the Twice Brewed Inn has been recognised by this prestigious award, and I was delighted to visit again to meet the team and congratulate them on their achievement.
It was fantastic to see so many people enjoying the quality home brewed beers and delicious food the Twice Brewed Inn has to offer – make sure you visit this summer!”