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16th October 2019

Pub threatened with closure receives pub of the year award

BY: Bro Radio News

A Barry pub which was threatened with closure at the start of 2019, has now been recognised as the Vale's Parliamentary Pub of the Year.

In February, the Vale Council called a meeting, attended by Assembly Member Jane Hutt and Vale MP Alun Cairns over the future of the Master Mariner Pub, after Brains Brewery said it was to return its lease.

Now, Brains has confirmed that the future of the pub has been secured, thanks much to the support of the local community, who also played a major part in the pub winning the award.

Vale MP Alun Cairns ran his annual competition, with the winner decided by a public vote via his website, which saw 100's of local people vote for their favourite.

The Master Mariner will now be put forward by Alun Cairns MP as the Vale nomination for the national UK competition, where the winner will be presented with an award at the House of Commons.

Mr Cairns said "I am delighted that the Master Mariner has won the Parliamentary Pub of the year award."

"They thoroughly deserve it after the huge community effort to save the pub this year."

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