A SMALL family-run pub as won the CAMRA Pub of the Season 2022 award in it’s first nine months under new management.

The Cross Keys, in High Street, won the Campaign for Real Ale award for the Winter season of last year.

It was given the accolade under its new management which only took the pub over in May of last year.

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Landlord Dave Howse takes ‘great pride’ in ‘looking after and serving the best pint in Oxfordshire’. It is fast becoming the place to drink for ‘real ale lovers’.

The CAMRA award will be presented tomorrow evening (Thursday, January 19) at the pub.

The Campaign for Real Ale is an independent voluntary consumer organisation headquartered in St Albans, England, which promotes real ale, cider and perry and traditional British pubs and clubs.

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This story was written by Gee Harland. She joined the team in 2022 as a senior multimedia reporter.

Gee covers Abingdon, Didcot, Wallingford and Wantage.

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