A BAR which sources unique ciders from a farm in Devon has been named CAMRA'S cider pub of the year.

Roberto's Bar on High Street, Halesowen, has received the accolade from the Stourbridge and Halesowen CAMRA branch.

Each year, CAMRA branch members judge all the pubs in its area for the quality, range and consistency of their “proper” cider and present an award to the top entry.

This year, the award was won by Roberto’s Bar in Halesowen.

Chairman, Tim Cadwell, said: “It’s been a couple of years since we gave this award, but Roberto’s Bar in Halesowen has provided an excellent range of quality ciders over the year and thoroughly deserves this award."

On receiving the award, Roberto Ross said that he was very pleased to accept it, since he had been trying to extend his range of ciders over the past year and will continue to do so.

He also sources unique ciders from a farm in Devon and ages them in barrels to provide a rich, fuller flavour.

Roberto’s Bar opened in Halesowen in late 2022, after moving from Digbeth in Birmingham.

It serves a couple of ever-changing cask-conditioned ales, along with several keykeg beers from the UK and Europe, including specialist Belgian beers on draught and in bottles.

Roberto also brews beers at his own Cult of Oak micro-brewery in Netherton.

On Sunday July 7, Roberto’s Bar held an event to commemorate the life of Bob Drummons, former publican at the Waggon & Horses in Halesowen.

Next week, on Thursday July 11, the CAMRA branch will be presenting the Coombswood Sports & Social Club in Halesowen with CAMRA’s West Midlands County Pub-of-the-Year award.

Next month, CAMRA members will be returning to the Swan at Amblecote to present its Pub-of-the-Year (runner-up) award August 7.