THE Lancashire Telegraph’s Pub of the Week is just the latest in a long line of awards for a top Blackburn wateringhole.
Last year, the Clifton Arms was crowned Pub of the Year in a national competition celebrating heroes of the pub-world during the coronavirus crisis.
They made it to the final seven of the Great British Pub Awards Pub Heroes 2020 back in August.
And in a glittering online ceremony in September, the Grimshaw Park pub was awarded the top accolade along with a share of £165,000.
So we have got in touch to find out the secret of their success.
Name of the pub
Address of the pub:
Carole Davis, I’ve been here 16 years and we have three members of staff
Give us some history about the pub
Built around the 1880s
Is there a beer garden?
There is a small, seated beer garden area.
Do you have any darts/snooker/pool teams?
On Monday nights there is a bingo quiz, Tuesday is the two darts league teams, Thursday nights has the darts ladies league 2 teams and on Sundays in there is House all4s cards and dominoes pairs teams
Most popular drink served is:
Carling and flavoured vodka and gin
Most memorable moment at the pub
When Team Clifton won Admiral Taverns community heroes pub of the year
Do you have an entertainment line-up?
Many tributes acts to come this year Billy Fury, Cher, Amy Winehouse, rock and roll, reggae, ska and more
Have you faced any challenges within the industry
The biggest challenge has been the pandemic but in true Clifton Style the community have been there for everyone with support encouraging others and raising funds for various families and groups in need
The best thing about running a pub is
The friendship and loyalty to others from this great community have led to creating a massive Clifton family. Nothing is ever too much trouble for Team Clifton.
The worst thing about running a pub is..
I love every minute. The worst thing has been not being able to open and having our big Clifton community get-togethers
What are the reasons of your success?
The great community involvement throughout the years always looking out for others. We are involved with individuals and groups. People from several countries always get involved and support charity events we hold. The Clifton Arms is a great asset to the community with helping hands and listening ears without judgement