Runcorn Bridge at sunset


Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Lockdown Heroes awards

Thursday 18 February 2021

Halton CAMRA is proud to announce the presentation of its two Lockdown Hero awards to Runcorn's Society Tap Room (pub award) and Sutton Weaver's Chapter Brewing (brewery award).

The awards are to highlight and celebrate the tenacity and inventiveness shown by this pub and this brewery in serving the people of Halton and beyond during the tumultuous and traumatic pandemic period.

STR has continued to serve excellent meals and ale for in situ consumption (when possible) and for takeaway; while Chapter has maintained a delivery service for its ale in addition to putting on occasional Brew Tap days when customers may enjoy Chapter's ales in the convivial setting of the brewery itself.

STR is renowned for brewing its own ale as Blueball and for serving meals of an Asian, European or American variety. Prior to lockdown it regularly organised DJ and live music events in its unique, inviting venue beneath Runcorn's railway arches.

Chapter has established itself as a brewer of superlative quality and diversity, ranging from the traditional to the exploratory. Its ale is made available in cask, key keg, mini cask and can.

Halton CAMRA wishes these establishments all the very best in the challenging months ahead and urges customers to continue to support them as the UK prepares to emerge from the grips of the pandemic restrictions.