Good beer here... well I’ll be drinking to that

REAL ale experts are raising a toast to pubs in our patch.

A total of nine boozers in the Boston area have been acclaimed for the quality of their tipples – by members of the town’s Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) branch.

CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2012 – seen by drinkers as the Bible of booze guides – has once again been released.

And our pubs making the sought-after list are Boston’s Carpenters Arms, Cowbridge Inn and Moon Under Water.

They are joined by the Black Bull (Donington), Duke of York (Gosberton Risegate), Wheatsheaf (Hubberts Bridge), Red Lion (Revesby), Riverside Inn (Surfleet) and Thatched Cottage (Sutterton).

Popular Wainfleet brewery Batemans also got the thumbs up.

Local branch members chose the pubs following regular visits to check on the quality of the real ales on offer.

They also took into account customer service, décor and overall atmosphere.

A CAMRA spokesman said: “It is our belief that if a licensee serves an excellent pint of real ale, then everything else in the pub, including customer service, quality of food and atmosphere, are likely to be of an equally high standard.”

Moon Under Water manager Abby Herdman said: “I am delighted that The Moon Under Water has been recognised for the quality of its real ales.

“We offer our customers an excellent range of real ales at all times, including those from regional brewers and microbrewers, as well as hosting our own beer festivals.”

This year’s Good Beer Guide went on sale on Thursday.