REGULARS at the Prince Albert in Rodborough raised their glasses as landlords Lotte Lyster and Miles Connolly were presented with Stroud CAMRA’s Pub of the Year 2020 award.

Tony Hill, chair of Stroud Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) presented the plaudit to Lotte and Miles at a celebratory event on Friday.

The pub was busy and lively and everyone—whether real ale drinkers or otherwise—rejoiced in the pub’s success and joined together to toast Lotte and Miles.

"The Albert is a Stroud institution with a unique character—managing to be simultaneously bohemian, homely and welcoming, with an eccentric colour scheme and a big reputation for live music," said Tim Mars, Stroud CAMRA’s Pubs Officer.

"The pub hosts a legendary May Bank Holiday beer festival. Art exhibitions and themed nights are held there, including quizzes, backgammon, crib, scrabble, folk music, stand-up comedy, open mic nights, live bands and even political hustings.

"Food is available on Friday and Saturday nights from an ever-changing selection of pop-up kitchens offering everything from pizzas to Caribbean food—and a Sunday roast.

"And children and dogs are very welcome.

"The Albert now goes forward with our blessing to the next round, to compete with all the other Gloucestershire CAMRA sub-branch nominations for the title of Gloucestershire CAMRA Pub of the Year."