A MID Cheshire pub has been named Britain's top place to go for a pint.
The Hare and Hounds in Crowton has won the Campaign for Real Ale's (CAMRA) pub of the year award.
It clinched the award after impressing CAMRA representatives who made a series of undercover visits to the pub posing as ordinary customers.
'We didn't realise CAMRA people were coming in and assessing us,' said Hare and Hounds landlord Joe Nicholson.
'This had been an ongoing thing for two or three months. We didn't know anything until CAMRA came in one night and told us we had won.
'At first I thought someone was pulling my leg !'
Quality customer service paid off for the pub as the Hare & Hounds triumphed after impressing CAMRA with they way it serves its beer and also for the way staff remember how customers like their beer served.
'Some people like their beer flat, others like it with a bit of a head on it and people also like it served in different types of glasses,' said Joe.
'We also produce sheets showing all the beer we have in and what beers are coming in.'