Emotional Bon Voyage to former owners of Drayman’s Son

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Ely Campaign for Real Ale (CamRA) were once again out in force this weekend to present awards to the winning establishments but like the last 2 years, Ely’s awards didn’t take long as all 3 applicable awards went to The Drayman’s Son.

This year however was different as a fourth and exclusive award was presented to Andy and Jo Pearson, who recently sold the pub on Forehill to Dan, Alex and Stu, also known as Three Blind Mice, after the micro-brewery they run.

The fourth award was in recognition and service to serving real ale in Ely and has never been presented before. In speaking to the crowd at the Draymans, Andy said, “It’s been an honour owning this place and we will miss it but we only sold to a group of fellas who we know will do whats right and carry on where we left off”.

The other 3 awards presented were the City Pub of the Year, Cider Pub of the Year and Overall Pub of the Year and it is now the third year in a row that the Ely attraction has scooped all the awards.

In speaking, Dan from Three Blind Mice said, “We wish Andy and Jo all the best as they head to pasture new but we will continue to keep up the good work they leave behind”.