The Geese and Fountain is thrilled to announce that it has been listed in the 2017 edition of the Good Beer Guide, produced by CAMRA – the Campaign for Real Ale.
It’s the first time the Croxton Kerrial pub has appeared in the Good Beer Guide, and comes barely a year after it re-opened with new licensees and a new name, after three years lying closed and empty under its old name of ‘The Peacock Inn’.
The Guide features only the best in real ale-serving pubs, and the Geese and Fountain has quickly established itself as a special feature on the local real ale circuit: offering a unique selection of locally brewed real ales, ciders and lagers, along with new beers on tap from breweries such as Totally Brewed in Nottingham, Amber Ales in Derbyshire, and Brewsters in Grantham. Not only that, but the pub also offers delicious local food, over 100 different beers and ciders in bottles and cans, a fully organic wine list featuring over 30 different and distinctive varieties, and unusual spirits and liqueurs, including some distilled only a few miles from the pub.
Licensee at the Geese and Fountain, Nick Holden, said, “We’d all like to thank those CAMRA members who have voted for us to be included in the Guide. It’s a great honour and we’re very excited to have our hard work over our first year recognised in this way. We’re really looking forward to our second year, when we’ll have even more amazing beers on sale, and lots of beer-related events to keep people entertained and enjoying beer.
“Since the Geese and Fountain opened in Croxton Kerrial last August, we’ve served nearly 200 different real ales, all sourced from local breweries such as Oldershaws, Belvoir Brewery and Grainstore. We love finding quality new beers and sharing them with our customers, and hopefully it’s that spirit of excitement about beer, and the friendly atmosphere we try to create in the pub, that has led to us being included in the Guide.
“We hope it results in many more people visiting the pub, whether they pop in for half a pint, or stay for a whole weekend.”
The pub is celebrating in the only way they know how – with a beer festival. They’ll be serving double their usual number of local ales during Cask Ale Week, which is a national celebration of Real Ale, between September 23rd and October 2nd. There will also be two ‘Meet The Brewer’ events – with Oldershaw Brewery on Monday, September 26th and with Brewsters Brewery on Saturday, October 1st.
For more information, please ring the pub and speak to Nick on 01476 870350