Pub that rose “like a Phoenix from the ashes” named CAMRA’s best in west Norfolk

Landlord Ian Skinner celebrates. Picture: Ian Burt

Landlord Ian Skinner celebrates. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The region's first community pub has been named the West Norfolk CAMRA pub of the year 2016.

Landlord Ian Skinner celebrates. Picture: Ian Burt

Landlord Ian Skinner celebrates. Picture: Ian Burt - Credit: Ian Burt

The King's Arms at Shouldham was rescued in 2013 by a group of 189 people who bought shares to enable its purchase from Punch Taverns, and it was registered as an asset of community value.

It re-opened in late 2014 after being closed for over two years.

West Norfolk CAMRA branch chairman Steve Barker said: 'With community support, this pub has risen like a Phoenix from the ashes.'

The pub will now compete with the Norwich branches' Pub of the Year to become Norfolk CAMRA pub of the year.

Landlord Ian Skinner said: 'I'm over the moon. The support from the community has been great, and I would like to thank everyone who has ever bought a pint at the pub.'

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