The Ship Inn in Haskayne has been voted the Summer Pub for 2009 by the Southport and Districts Branch of CAMRA. I wrote about this pub only last week after I'd played (and had a few beers) at the weekly Thursday singaround. The Ship is noted, not just for good beer, but also for its music nights. For more details, go to my recent posting on this great pub.
The Ship was awarded the best country pub by the Southport and Districts Branch of CAMRA only two months ago at the Sandgrounder Beer Festival, so a different award so soon afterwards is a real accolade.
On another note:
I was at the Masons singaround last night when I heard a customer ask for a pint of Unicorn. The landlady said, "It's real ale you know ~ would you like to try a taste first?" He replied, "Yes ~ I'd like to try a pint."