The Flying Horse Hotel is officially one of the best in the UK after retaining Greater Manchester Pub of the Year

Date published: 23 August 2019

The Flying Horse has retained its title of Greater Manchester's Pub of the Year by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) for a second year – putting the town centre pub amongst the top 16 in the UK.

The popular town centre pub is a CAMRA favourite, having won the branch pub of the year for Rochdale, Oldham & Bury for the last three years.

The Flying Horse first made CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide in 2002 and has since doubled the size of its real ales to twelve handpumps, with traditional ciders, craft keg and a selection of foreign beers.

The Flying Horse Hotel’s Ben Boothman said: “We can’t begin to express our pride at being announced the CAMRA Greater Manchester Pub of the Year 2019.

“This means we have now won this award two years running, officially putting us as one of the top 16 pubs in the United Kingdom. This is really something the town can be proud of!

“So much credit for this award goes to our faithful customers, the local Rochdale, Oldham & Bury CAMRA branch for their feedback and also our amazing team, which makes sure our ale selection is perfect.

“We also are very thankful to our regular cask ale suppliers for their continued support.”

He added: “Rochdale really is the cask ale capital of the north west: please support the scene by visiting one of our great pubs.”

The Campaign for Real Ale, CAMRA, was founded in 1971 by a few real ale enthusiasts at a time when traditional rich-flavoured ales were being replaced by brewers producing beers with less demanding production and storing techniques.

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