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Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Lockdown Heroes Presentation

Friday 5 November 2021

On Friday 5th November a small group of CAMRA Kernow members met at the Victoria Inn at Threemilestone to present the team there with a ‘Lockdown Heroes' certificate. We assembled in the bar area of this busy pub which is popular with both locals and visitors for its food service and particularly its carvery. To begin with, Dev the Manager was out delivering food, the reason the certificate was being presented, but he soon returned having fulfilled his duty and he invited his Head Chef to join him to receive the certificate on behalf of the staff. Vince Curtis, our Chairman gave a short speech to recognise the service the pub had provided to locals during the lockdowns. Dev explained that the initiative had been so successful that the delivery service was now an integral part of the business. We enjoyed some real ales in a very convivial atmosphere both before and after the presentation. Leaving the Victoria Inn we caught a bus along the road to Highertown, Truro. The County Arms, a large St Austell Brewery pub, was our next ‘port of call'. Here the pub accommodation had been let to NHS staff at RCH Treliske during lockdowns to assist the hospital and allow critical care staff somewhere to stay without the risk of further infection to families and house mates. Dan Marks the General Manager and his Head Chef received the certificate on behalf of the team at the County Arms. We enjoyed sampling the St Austell ales available; Proper Job was on particularly good form! After the presentations, some members gathered in the Old Ale House in Truro. An early cask of Skinner’s Pennycomequick was available which for some members was ‘the icing on the cake' at the end of a very pleasant afternoon!