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Ramsbottom pub is crowned north west's best boozer
4:46pm Wednesday 8th August 2012 in Rossendale
A RAMSBOTTOM pub has been crowned the best new boozer in the North West.
The Eagle & Child in Whalley Road will now go through to the national final of the Great British Pub Awards in September.
Landlord Glen Duckett said that he was “absolutely delighted” to beat off the hundreds of rival entries to the claim top spot. Commenting on the win, Glen who took over the Thwaites -owned bar in October last year, said: “We’re absolutely delighted to have won the regional award. It’s recognition for all the hard work the whole team, from Thwaites to the front-of-house staff, have put in to make The Eagle and Child a great pub.
“We’re keeping our fingers crossed that we will scoop the national award and we will most certainly be raising our glasses if we do.”
Andrew Buchanan, director of pub operations at Thwaites, added: “Glen has done a fantastic job since taking over The Eagle and Child.
“And I’m delighted that his hard work and commitment has been recognised.”