AN Amblecote pub has been presented with Stourbridge and Halesowen CAMRA branch’s coveted Pub of the Year award.

Pete Walker, licensee at The Starving Rascal, was given the award by branch chairman, Tim Cadwell, on May 11.

The pub has consistently served top quality real ale from Black Country Ales and breweries around the country, the branch said.

Pete took over after the Brettell Lane pub was refurbished in 2021, having previously run the Britannia Pub and Brewery at Rowley Regis.

He said he was “delighted” to win the award - adding: “I’ve tried hard to maintain the standard and variety of beers we serve.”

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) is currently promoting its Summer of Pub campaign until August 29 which encourages people to head to their locals and support them after a difficult two years of Covid lockdowns.

Pubs and breweries are being asked to organise events to celebrate the first summer without restrictions and for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Branch press officer, Steve Pratt, said: “I’m sure many of our local pubs, clubs and brewery taprooms will be organising events during the summer, particularly to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

“It could range from a tap takeover, when a particular brewery supplies a range of its beers to a local bar, a small summer beer festival or simply a bouncy castle for the kids.”