An Oswestry pub has earned a double win in the 2018 local Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) awards.

The Bailey Head has been named the Shrewsbury and West Shropshire Pub of the Year, and the Market Town Pub of the Year following votes from branch members. It will now go on to compete with pubs across the country to win CAMRA’s Pub of the Year for the whole of the UK.

Grace Goodlad and Duncan Borrowman who own and manage The Bailey Head, said: "We were stunned in our first year to be runners up for this prestigious award, to win in our second year is even more of a surprise and an honour; as there are many great pubs just in Oswestry, let alone the whole of West Shropshire.

"Hopefully as the first winners of this award in Oswestry it will help to attract people to come and find out what the town’s pubs have to offer.

"Our thanks go to the many local people who have supported the pub and are now an essential part of the warm and welcoming atmosphere, as well as CAMRA members both near and far who visit us."

Dave Roll, chairman of Shrewsbury and West Shropshire CAMRA said: "It’s great to see The Bailey Head as the heart of a revitalised real ale scene in Oswestry.

"Grace and Duncan have made a big difference to the pub and the town and are deserved winners of this award."

The Bailey Head will be holding an event for the presentation of the winner’s certificate on April 14.