Oban and Fort William pubs shortlisted for CAMRA award

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Two Wetherspoons pubs, one in Oban and the other in Fort William, have been  acclaimed for the quality of their real ale – by members of their respective towns’ Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) branches.

The Corryvreckan in The Waterfront Centre, Railway Pier, Oban and The Great Glen in Fort William’s High Street are both listed in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide 2018, out now.


Local branch members chose the Wetherspoon 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: ‘The Corryvreckan and The Great Glen both deserve their place in the Good Beer Guide 2018.

‘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.’

The Corryvreckan’s manager, Elizabeth Piper, said: ‘I am delighted that The Corryvreckan has been recognised for the quality of its real ales by CAMRA members.

‘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.

‘Staff at the pub work hard to ensure that the real ales on offer are kept in first-class condition at all times and the pub’s inclusion in the guide highlights this.’