King’s Arms at Shouldham is West Norfolk CAMRA pub of the year again

The King's Arms at Shouldham. Picture: Matthew Usher.

The King's Arms at Shouldham. Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

A pub which was saved from closure after villagers rallied round to buy it has been named the best in West Norfolk for the second year running by the Campaign for Real Ale.

People in Shouldham set up a community company after the King's Arms closed and was put up for sale by its owners Punch Taverns in 2012.

They launched a fund raising appeal and raised enough to buy the premises in February 2014. Now the pub, which re-opened in August 2014, has been named the best in the area again.

Jeff Hoyle, from the West Norflk CAMRA, said: 'Apart from selling great beer, which has to be the case if you want to be pub of the year, it's the community involvement.

'They do so much for the local community, that's what's enabled them to beat some very strong contenders.'

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The pub tweeted: 'Oh my! We are so happy to have just been announced as CAMRA West Norfolk Pub of the Year for the second year running.'

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