Seven Stars shines as it's named Rugby CAMRA Pub of the Year
Everards pub the Seven Stars has proved a shining success only seven months after re-opening by being named Rugby CAMRA Pub of the Year.
The pub claimed the title just months after it first re-opened its doors following a £200,000 refurbishment. The winner’s certificate was handed over by CAMRA representative Steve Durrants at a special presentation evening held at the pub in February.
The voting criteria for the CAMRA award was based on quality of beer, customer service, appeal to different age groups, atmosphere and enjoyment. The Seven Stars scored highly on all counts to claim its first CAMRA Pub of the Year title.
Ryan Ashley, Manager at The Seven Stars, said: “We are really pleased to have won the title of Rugby CAMRA Pub of the Year, particularly given the fact we have only been open for such a short amount of time.
“The refurbishment has made a huge difference to the pub and it’s great recognition for everyone’s hard work since we re-opened last year.”
For the new look Seven Stars, the four week refurbishment included the creation of a new front entrance lobby, with improved vision and access to the bar and snug. Internally the makeover introduced new wall panelling, oak flooring and the formation of a new fire place to the lounge.
There were new replacement windows to the front elevation including the large bay window. An upgrade of the toilets and external decoration and signage also took place as part of the overall refurbishment project.
The Seven Stars is a joint venture between Everards and the B & T brewery – the second such collaborative project between the two brewers following on from the award winning The Albion pub, in Ampthill South Bedfordshire, which opened in April 2010. The Seven Stars will now join the best pubs in the county for entry into the Warwickshire CAMRA Pub of the Year, with the winner announced later in the year.