Leeds pub is best in the city, says Camra

Jason Allison, general manager at Foley's.
Jason Allison, general manager at Foley's.
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FOLEY’S Tap House is toasting success after being named Leeds CAMRA’s Pub of The Year for 2017.

Branch members from the Campaign for Real Ale will present staff with the award on Wednesday at the pub on The Headrow.

The York Brewery pub is no stranger to awards having previously won Leeds CAMRA’s Best Cider Pub 2015 and being the national winner of ‘Best Cider Pub 2016’ in the Great British Pub Awards.

Jason Allison, manager of Foley’s said, “Myself and the team at Foley’s are thrilled to have picked up Leeds CAMRA pub of the year 2017. We’ve put in a lot of hard work over the last couple of years to make Foley’s an all-round great pub so it’s fantastic to have some recognition for our efforts. We’ve gone the extra mile with big annual beer and cider festivals to really put something special together for our customers.

“We will continue to do so for as long as there is the demand. Once again, a huge thank you to any and all of the people that voted for us.”

Foley’s is also in line for another award as it has been shortlisted as one of the six finalists as national ‘Best Beer Pub’ at the Great British Pub Awards. The ceremony will be held at The Hilton, Park Lane, London in September.

Leeds CAMRA chairman Tony Jenkins said: “Foley’s is a worthy winner of our pub of the year competition. It’s known throughout the city, and further afield, for its range of cask ales, craft beers, and ciders. The beers from York Brewery are always a sound choice for regulars, and these are complemented by an ever-changing selection of guests from across the country. Truly something for everyone. Competition for the award is always close, with over 400 outlets for real ale in Leeds.  Congratulations to all the team.”