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Paul Pry named pub of year

Worcester Editorial 20th May, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016

A PUB which bounced back from closure has scooped a top industry award.

The Paul Pry, in The Butts, was named as the city’s Pub of the Year for 2014 by members of the Worcester branch of CAMRA.

The pub has had a chequered history as it opened for short periods under different managers and eventually became a restaurant in 2010 before it closed in June 2012.

It was then given a new lease of life as a pub when Catherine Ottaway took it on in March 2013.

The pub has since had a makeover while still retaining its ornate wooden bar and ornate tiling, features that are recognised by CAMRA in its National Inventory of historic pub interiors.

Simon Wiseman, Worcester branch chairman, said: “There are many excellent real ale pubs within the branch and our members always find it very difficult to decide on which one to vote for.

“This year the branch has voted for the Paul Pry which is a fantastic achievement for Catherine as this is the first time that she has received a CAMRA award.

“The Paul Pry was once a place to be avoided, but it has now been transformed into a splendid venue for fine beers.”

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