OWNERS of an Oswestry pub have picked up another prestigious award to add to their growing list of accolades.

Grace Goodland and Duncan Barrowman, landlords at The Bailey Head pub, were recently presented with the Market Towns Pub of the Year award by Shrewsbury and West Shropshire Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

It is the fourth consecutive year they have won the award, and this year saw them finish runner-up in the overall Pub of the Year category.

The pair were supposed to pick up the award on March 11, prior to lockdown, but were at another awards evening in Liverpool picking up the UK’s Best Craft Beer Pub/Bar – Rural award, awarded by the Society of Independent Brewers.

After four months of waiting, they were finally presented with the awards last week, and Grace admits it is still a shock to have won.

"We were stunned back in March to win the national award for our craft beer,” she said.

“But to also pick up what are our ninth and 10th awards for our real ale from CAMRA on the same night was the icing on the cake It is great to now have the certificates to hang in our entrance lobby with our other awards."

Duncan was also pleased with the awards, and was full of praise for his staff.

He said: "We would really like to thank all our customers who have supported us over the last four years and our superb staff Jonny, Steve and Emma.”