Accolade for Acorn brewers

A WOMBWELL brewery’s first pub at Barnsley has been given a top slot by boozers.

The Acorn Brewery’s historic Old No 7 pub has been voted the town’s best drinking venue by real ale fans.

Just months after it relaunched as a cask ale specialist, the Market Hill pub won the Campaign for Real Ale’s local pub of the year award.

Pub owners Dave and Judi Hughes ploughed £180,000 into restoring the Grade II-listed property, and re-opened it last August.

The Old No 7 had been closed by Enterprise Inns in 2010.

“It’s been a real learning curve over the past seven months,” said Dave, who hasn’t ruled out a second pub.

There are nine hand pumps on the wooden bar. The pub dates back to the eighteenth century.