CAMRA award for The Grapes

The Grapes in Stranraer has once again been recognised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

By Brian Yule
Wednesday, 23rd February 2022, 1:44 pm
Updated Thursday, 24th February 2022, 4:45 pm
CAMRA’s Malcolm McNeill with owners Billy Hodge and Sally Whorlow
CAMRA’s Malcolm McNeill with owners Billy Hodge and Sally Whorlow

It has now won the title of Wigtownshire Real Ale Pub of the Year five times. It has also been featured in the Good Beer Guide for a number of years since Billy Hodge and Sally Whorlow took over the ownership 16 years ago.

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The Grapes now goes up against the other area winners which are The Weston Tavern, Kilmaurs, representing East Ayrshire; The Twa Dugs, West Kilbride, for North Ayrshire; and Glen Park Hotel for South Ayrshire for the title of Ayrshire and Wigtownshire Pub of the Year.

The winner will be announced on March 19 in The Isle of Whithorn where the Ayrshire and Wigtownshire branch of CAMRA will also present awards for Brewery of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year.