The Green Dragon in Ryhall wins Pub of the Season

Dave Laughton, pubs officer for Rutland CAMRA, presents the CAMRA Pub of the season award to Shaun and Deborah Rolfe, landlord and landlady of The Green Dragon, Ryhall. EMN-141118-111527001
Dave Laughton, pubs officer for Rutland CAMRA, presents the CAMRA Pub of the season award to Shaun and Deborah Rolfe, landlord and landlady of The Green Dragon, Ryhall. EMN-141118-111527001
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Pub landlords enjoyed a celebratory pint after being named the best of the bunch for the season.

The Rutland Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale, known as Camra, gave its Pub of the Season Award for autumn to The Green Dragon in Ryhall.

The award is led by members of the Rutland Branch, who each pub give scores on the quality of real ales on offer. Pubs are then voted on a quarterly basis by the membership, with winners going through to the Rutland Pub of the Year award. The winner then goes on to the national contest.

Deborah Rolfe runs The Green Dragon with her husband Shaun. She said: “Shaun and I are delighted to receive the Pub of the Season Award from Rutland Camra.

“It means a lot to us and we would like to thank all our staff and customers for their ongoing support.

“We pride ourselves on offering a warm, friendly pub with a great atmosphere, excellent ales and fantastic food and we look forward to continuing our success at The Green Dragon.”

Camra has over 160,000 members and has successfully campaigned to keep real ales and ciders in real pubs.

Pubs officer for Rutland Camra Dave Laughton, who is pictured presenting the award to Shaun and Deborah, said: “It is not only remarkable that The Green Dragon has taken this award after less than two years open, but this is also Shaun and Deborah’s first pub.

“A real achievement.”