A Bracknell community pub has been awarded Pub of the Year for the second year in a row.

Located on The Ralphs Ride in Bracknell Forest, The Newtown Pippin, is a family-run pub in the heart of Harmans Water offering a warm atmosphere and a host of community events.

Opened by Simon and Vicki Powell in 2021 as a Stonegate Group Pub, it has gone from strength to strength with support from the local community.

On Wednesday, March 3, the Berkshire South-East Branch of CAMRA announced that the establishment had come out on top for the second consecutive year following its relaunch.

Every year, each branch of the Campaign for Real Ale name their ‘Pub of the Year’ in each region for the quality of beer, their atmosphere and community values.

The Newtown Pippin was a finalist for the 2024 Pub of the Year across the Berkshire South-East branch alongside The Crispin in Wokingham and The Victoria Arms in Binfield.

CAMRA Berkshire South-East comprises of 93 pubs that operate across Wokingham, Bracknell and North Ascot.

Simon Powell said: “We are absolutely buzzing about winning the award for the second year in a row.

“We pride ourselves on our good beer, good atmosphere and live music. We can definitely say that we’re a pub that serve the local community.

“There are six or seven categories that the pubs are scored by, and in most cases it is the beer that is rated, however with pub of the year they score the pub as a whole including our overall impression and value.”

On their social media, Berkshire South-East CAMRA congratulated The Newtown Pippin for their win.

The three Finalists have been presented with their certificates by CAMRA POTY Organiser, Mike Tickner.