CAMRA national pub of the year announced

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A Norfolk pub has won the National Pub of the Year title for the second time since the competition began in 1988.The Fat Cat in Norwich is the only...

A Norfolk pub has won the National Pub of the Year title for the second time since the competition began in 1988.

The Fat Cat in Norwich is the only pub in the country to have won the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) award for the second year since the competition began.

The National Pub of the Year competition awards pubs on the quality of the beer, atmosphere, décor, customer service and welcome and value for money.

Bob Stukins, CAMRA's pubs director and competition judge said: "The Fat Cat is a great example of what can be done when thought and effort combined with the knowledgeable skill of staff all come together in the surroundings of a well-planned pub. But as with most pubs the customers have to be made to feel part of the whole equation. The overall experience made me wish I lived much nearer to Norwich than I do!"

Colin Keatley, owner of the Fat Cat said: "I am overwhelmed at winning the National Pub of the Year award for the second time. I am just about to open a new pub in Norwich so this news could not have come at a better time!

"To be voted best pub in Britain for the first time in 1998 was some achievement but to run and own the only pub in Britain that has won this award twice is just unbelievable."

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