Founded just two years ago, in September 2014, Brooksteed Alehouse has established itself as a great location for top quality real ales while socialising with other real ale fans.

The Worthing micro pub has now been labelled as the CAMRA Sussex Pub of the Year 2016, after a close competition with the other great pubs in the area.

Owners, Nick and Paula Little said: “We were surprised to win, having gone head to head with four other pubs in Sussex.

“I know two of them and they are excellent places, very good, so even to be up against them in the first place is great. We’re pretty chuffed.

“To win this kind of accolade after just short of two years being here is pretty special.”

Speaking about the micro pub itself, Nick said: “We don’t do tapped lagers or spirits, just cask beers, as well as ciders and wine. We usually have a ‘best bitter style’, pale ales, IPAs and APAs.

“We have a good sense of what goes down well among the customers now.

“We have a very good regular crowd but we also have new people every night. We get a good male to female mix – it’s not just a male domain.

“There’s no music or TV so people engage in conversation a lot more freely.

“I’ve seen quite a lot of friendships made here. There’s a real satisfaction in seeing that happen, seeing people who are now friends and socialise outside the pub, which wouldn’t have happened if we didn’t exist.”

We would like to congratulate Brooksteed Alehouse on their achievement and wish them all the best going forward, as they go through to the super-regional round of the competition.

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