Southsea pub gets top award for its quality ale

HAPPY Cliff Charter and Louise Bastable
HAPPY Cliff Charter and Louise Bastable
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A SOUTHSEA pub has been given an award for the quality of its ales.

The Golden Eagle in Delamere Road won a Master Cellarman award from its owner Fuller’s.

The prize was given out after checks were done by Fuller’s beer quality team.

They looked at how clean the bar and cellar were and the condition of the glasses.

They also took away samples of beer for analysis.

Cliff Charter, who runs the pub with his partner Louise Bastable, said: ‘We’re so happy to have got the award.

‘It confirms what we’ve been doing for the past few years – a top-quality pub selling top-quality real ales.

‘Forgive the pun, but we really do take pride in what we do, and have a great selection of three favourites – HSB, Seafarers and London Pride – alongside rotating seasonal and guest beers.’

Cliff and Louise managed to get The Golden Eagle into last year’s Good Beer Guide, which is put together by the Campaign for Real Ale, after being at the pub for less than a year.

Fuller’s head brewer John Keeling said: ‘When you visit a Fuller’s pub which has been awarded Master Cellarman status you can be safe in the knowledge that the beer they serve is in the best possible condition – just as it is when it leaves the brewery gates.

‘To gain Master Cellarman status you need to score highly over four consecutive visits, so it’s about maintaining a consistent high standard.’