Ripon hotel listed in new Good beeer Guide

Ripon Armed Forces Day 2014. The three service flags on The Unicorn Hotel.
Ripon Armed Forces Day 2014. The three service flags on The Unicorn Hotel.

A Ripon pub has been acclaimed for the quality of its real ale – by members of the town’s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) branch.

The Unicorn Hotel in Market Place East is listed in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2016, which was published last Thursday.

Local branch members chose the Wetherspoon pub following regular visits to check on the quality of the real ales on offer.

They also took into account customer service, décor and overall atmosphere.

A CAMRA spokesman said: “The Unicorn Hotel deserves its place in the Good Beer Guide 2016.

“It is our belief that if a licensee serves an excellent pint of real ale, then everything else in the pub, including customer service, quality of food and atmosphere, are likely to be of an equally high standard.”

The pub’s manager, Natasha Humberstone, said: “I am delighted that The Unicorn Hotel has been recognised for the quality of its real ales by CAMRA members.

“We offer our customers an excellent range of real ales at all times, including those from regional brewers and microbrewers, as well as hosting our own beer festivals.

“Staff at the pub work hard to ensure that the real ales on offer are kept in first-classcondition at all times and the pub’s inclusion in the guide highlights this.”