A TOWN centre public house has been named as Pub of the Season'.
The JD Wetherspoons run The Wheatsheaf in Cheadle has been presented the accolade by members of the Staffordshire Moorlands CAMRA Sub Branch for Autumn 2013.
The team at The Wheatsheaf were presented with the award at a special ceremony on Saturday, August 31.
David Edwards, from the CAMRA organisation, said: "Augustus Pugin, Alton Towers, mineworking and farming are all prominent features of the Staffordshire Moorlands sub-branch of Potteries CAMRA Autumn Pub of the Season, the J D Weatherspoons Wheatsheaf in Cheadle.
"The listed building was shut for several years and became an eyesore in Cheadle High Street.
"It finally re-opened in July 2012. Thousands of pounds of investment was made by the pub chain to turn it into what I believe is the bestlooking Wetherspoon's pub that I have visited.
"There is a very attractive, partially covered, outdoor terrace with seating and tables at the rear of the pub with good view of Pugin's Gem St Gile's RC Church. Even the writings on this old coaching inn were unearthed and restored.
"Both Steve the manager and Mark Coltman the cellar manager are real ale fans; Mark having had excellent upbringing drinking in his local, The Congress in Longton.
"The range of beers varies, many sourced from the local micro and regional breweries and they are kept to a good standard. "There is also a good range of ciders and bottled beers. The food is your standard Wetherspoon's fare and is reasonable quality for the money you pay.
"The pub has transformed Cheadle High Street. There is currently a good circuit for discerning ale drinkers around the town as well as going to the Huntsman a little further out of town on the Blythe Bridge road.
"This award is truly deserved and I am sure will be the first of many."