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Accolade for town pub

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: November 17, 2013

Malcolm Moger, landlord of The Wilkes Head in Leek.

Malcolm Moger, landlord of The Wilkes Head in Leek.

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A PUB in Leek has come out in second place as Pub Of The Year.

The Wilkes Head in St Edward’s Street has been picked as second place for Pub of the Year by the newly-formed Staffordshire Moorlands branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA).

The group has presented The Wilkes Head landlord Malcolm Moger with a certificate.

Mr Moger, who has run the pub for almost 14 years, said: “I am pleased for the staff and pleased for the customers, as it is them who make a good pub.

“All of my staff know how to do every job in the pub including from when to carry out line cleaning to keep the beer at its best. We all take pride in the pub and with the help of some great musicians of the area who perform here, The Wilkes Head is a good old fashioned pub.”

Pub regular Justin Twigg said: “I think the award is well deserved as The Wilkes Head offers the best beer in Leek.” The Wilkes Head has also appeared in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide for more than 10 years.

The first place for the Staffordshire Moorland’s branch of CAMRA's Pub of the Year went to The Huntsman in Cheadle, while third place went to The Black Lion in Consall.

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