Victoria Hotel’s accolade

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A ROBIN Hood’s Bay hotel and pub is experiencing a purple patch after being repeatedly recognised for their efforts.

The Victoria Hotel on Station Road has once again been included in the Good Beer Guide, and has also been applauded by the local fire service.

Landlord Andy Fiddler said the pub had been included in the Good Beer Guide 2012 due to its promoting of local Yorkshire brands of real ale.

He added: “Yorkshire is under-represented as a good beer place, but our county’s beer covers the whole magnate, from light ales, dark ales, various strengths and quirky names such as the Old Legover, from Harrogate, which always gets a laugh.

“We have six real ales on here and our main focus is on Yorkshire-brewed ale, so we are supporting local micro-breweries and that means when people come to the area they are not just getting stuff they can get in any pub in the country. We want to be really pushing these drinks – if you’ve got it, flaunt it.”

The pub is already looking to its next accolade and has been sponsored by Coors in its attempts to attain a Cask Marque, which shows the real ale on sale is of the highest quality.

The hotel was also recently recognised by North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue service for their support of the local brigade.

Mr Fiddler added: “We recently had a fire officer come and present us with a certificate, recognising the fact that we actually employ people who work as volunteer firefighters.

“He thanked us for allowing our staff to shoot off if they receive a shout out.”

The RNLI was also set to benefit from the charity of the pub and its regulars, as the Victoria Hotel was due to host a Hallowe’en party with all proceeds being donated to Whitby’s lifeboat.