An Oswestry pub is preparing for a double celebration - after it was named a finalist in a national award in the same week that it marks its second anniversary.

The award-winning Bailey Head may soon be adding more silverware to its collection after it was shortlisted for the UK's Best Indepedent Craft Beer, Bar or Pub - Rural award by the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA) in its Business Awards 2018.

Landlady Grace Goodlad, who runs the pub with her husband Duncan Barrowman, will be attending the awards ceremony in Liverpool next week (March 14) to find out how they got on.

She said: "We have been delighted with the reception we have had from regulars and other local people to our endeavour to bring something different to Oswestry, but to make it to the final four nationally for this prestigious award has shocked us."

Mike Benner, SIBA chief executive, commented: “I would like to congratulate all of the finalists that have been shortlisted for the SIBA Business Awards 2018, making it this far is a huge achievement as the quality and quantity of entries this year was extremely high.

"The brewery awards name the very best brewing businesses – whether it is fantastic can or bottle design, efforts to be more environmentally friendly or innovative – and the industry awards were introduced to congratulate those companies doing the most in the UK to sell, promote or serve fantastic independent craft beer."

Other awards that have been won by the Bailey Head, which sells over 400 different cask and 70 other draught beers, plus over 70 craft gins, include the Shrewsbury & West Shropshire CAMRA Market Towns Pub of the Year, Dogbuddy Best Dog-friendly Pub in the West Midlands, and TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.