Carnforth micropub wins Most Improved award after taking 'considerable turn for the better'

Taps on the Green in Kellet Road has been presented with Lunesdale CAMRA's Most Improved Pub 2020 award for its range and quality of beer.

Monday, 10th August 2020, 3:43 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th August 2020, 9:27 am

Father and son team Peter and Iain Quinn opened the micropub on July 26 2019, after setting up their own microbrewery just a few streets away.

Originally from Hest Bank, the duo told the Lancaster Guardian earlier this year that they decided to start brewing after becoming “tired of the same old real ale in the pubs”.

They received the award from CAMRA members at a presentation on August 4.

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Mike Wilkinson presenting the award to Iain Quinn, with Jennie Ireland and Peter Quinn.

Mike Wilkinson, from Lunesdale CAMRA, said: "It has been a very challenging time for our local pubs during the lockdown so the recent easing of restrictions, allowing them to open, has been most welcome.

"We are particularly pleased to present this award now the Taps has reopened safely.

"The most improved pub of the year award is not presented every year, only when a pub shows great improvement.

"The Taps (formerly the Cross Keys) was acquired by Q Brew in April 2019, a local micro-brewery making high quality ales.

Peter and Iain at Taps on the Green.

"Since then it has taken a considerable turn for the better: in particular, the range and quality of the beer is worth travelling some distance for.

Iain Quinn accepted the award, and paid tribute to all the people who had helped, in particular bar manager Jennie Ireland and pub regulars, who had turned out in force on the night.

Taps on the Green in Kellet Road, Carnforth.