Cheers! Micropub award for its popular real ales

Cheers! Micropub award for its popular real ales

by Tom Martin (September 2020)

A MICROPUB in Waterloo has been recognised in the Liverpool 2020 Pub of the Year awards.

The Four Ashes, on Crosby Road North, was given a ‘Pubs of Excellence’ award after it was highly rated by organisers the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

The small venue was the only drinking venue outside of the city centre which made it into the final five of the competition and it was also the only micropub to reach this stage.

The Four Ashes is run by husband and wife team Sue and Rob Ashe, who were delighted to be sent the Pubs of Excellence certificate to proudly hang in their micropub.

They opened the business three years ago to offer something a little different for Waterloo beer drinkers.

A spokesperson for The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) said: “It is good to see a Waterloo-based pub making the final list of five contenders, serving to emphasise what a vibrant, up-and-coming area it is, and ideal for a pub crawl, with many other fine bars in the area as well as the very deserving Four Ashes.”

The micropub doesn’t have televisions or music, instead placing more importance on conversation and interaction.

It has proved to be a popular addition to the drinking scene in the town, with unusual real ales and beers offered to customers which are changed each week.

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