MAIL readers have named a Burton watering hole as the best in the area to grab a pint.
The Burton Bridge Inn, based in Bridge Street, came out on top of a poll run on the Mail’s website to find the best place to enjoy a beer in Burton and South Derbyshire, dubbed ‘according to you’.
More than 70 people got in touch with their suggestions of the best place to stop for a pint, with more than 150 heading to the Mail’s website to vote in a specially commissioned poll of the top 10 choices by readers.
The Burton Bridge scooped 28.2 per cent of the vote, narrowly edging out the Coopers Tavern, in Cross Street, to come out victorious after the poll results were taken at 3pm on Tuesday.
The Bulls Head, in Repton, came third, with The Elms, in Stapenhill Road, fourth, and The Chesterfield Arms, in Bretby, fifth.
The Roebuck in Burton, The Wheel Inn in Midway and the Mount Pleasant in Castle Gresley came joint sixth, with The Leopard in Tutbury and the Grange Inn in Burton joint seventh.
Geoff Mumford, co-director of the Burton Bridge Brewery, which owns the pub, could not contain his ‘delight’ after learning that the Burton Bridge had come out on top in the special poll.
He said: “It is great to be recognised by people from across the area as the best pub.
“What makes it even more special is the fact that the Burton Bridge Inn is a traditional pub and has still come out on top of the poll.
“The news is a great accolade for all those who work hard to make the pub the best that it can be, something which has obviously resonated with visitors to the pub.
“It is an unexpected honour in the home of brewing and we are so glad that we have come out on top.
“Everyone involved with the Burton Bridge Brewery would like to thank everyone who took the time to vote for us in this poll.”
A comment posted on the Mail’s website by a reader said: “The Burton Bridge Inn is a fantastic place and has a lovely landlord.”