The Bolton branch of the Campaign For Real Ale (Camra) named Great Ale at The Vaults the top pub in the town this winter.
The presentation was made by Bolton Camra chairman Graham Walsh, who handed over the framed certificate to bartenders Calum VanDieman and Harry Foster.
Members of the group vote to decide which pub should receive the award.
For more information on Bolton Camra, go to bolton.camra.org.uk
The bloke in the comments section however points out that it's beer might be the best but it isn't a community pub -
Well done the vaults, But the pub of the year is not the beer, they sell the same beers available anywhere. They close early, have no hot food , no darts team, no dominos, darts, pool, quiz league, weekend entertainment, that most community pubs (local) pubs have. Beer of the year yes, Pub of the year no.
I guess if all you are doing though is popping for a quick one whilst shopping or after work, the beer is what you really are after.
I used to like the Millstone when I was taking a break from shopping - but that was forty odd years ago - anybody got any town centre pubs they would recommend these days?