Pictures by Joe Pakenham
Twelve Glasgow CAMRA members (and a dog) made the pleasant but long trip to Biggar on Saturday 23 July to present the Crown Inn with their 2016 Lanarkshire Pub of the Year award. We were greeted by a very happy owner, Gary Watkins, three excellent real ales on tap and the smell of a lovely curry being cooked up for us. Jonathan Kemp presented Gary with the award in recognition for the dedication shown to real ale by all of the staff. Gary told the gathered crowd that he was planning to increase the number of real ales available to six (up from one when he first took over) next year.