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The Stockbridge Tap named Scotland's Pub of the Year

The Stockbridge Tap named Scotland's Pub of the Year

The Stockbridge Tap has added another accolade to its ever-growing list.

The pub on Raeburn Place has been named Pub of the Year for Scotland and Northern Ireland by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

Each pub in the shortlist was judged on its atmosphere, decor, service, value for money and quality of beer with CAMRA highlighting the venue as "a specialist real alehouse, offering unusual and interesting beers from all over the UK".

The nomination is the latest step in the pub's award-winning streak, after winning previous CAMRA accolades including Pub of the Year for Edinburgh city and Edinburgh and South East Scotland.

The pub's manager, Archie Carmichael, said the team were delighted with the news, after beating off competition from nine other pubs across Scotland to land the title.

"All of us are really happy about it," Archie said.

"We didn't expect it to be honest. Everyone is really chuffed that we got it, from the management team to the staff and the regulars as well."

  (© Stockbridge Tap)
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From beer festivals to guest tap takeovers, Archie believes the secret to the pub's success lies in the its passion for beer.

"We try and get the best beers that we can source and we try to serve them in the best condition possible," Archie added.

"We also try and have little events when we can so we do little beer launches, meet the brewer events and tap takeovers."

The award win has arrived just in time for the bar's annual Autumn beer festival which launched on Monday, September 14.

The Stockbridge Tap will now go on to represent Scotland to win National Pub of the Year against 15 others bars across the UK, with the results announced in February 2016.

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