A pub is celebrating a night of success after it battled against other watering holes at a national awards ceremony.

The Albion at Arnside was named as having the 'Best Pint' at the Thwaites Hospitality Awards following a rigorous voting process.

The annual awards night recognises excellence across Daniel Thwaites' portfolio of over 200 pubs with 205 operators battling it out to scoop honours across just 12 winning categories.

Gregg Halligan, tenant at The Albion, said: “I grew up with Thwaites beer so being able to run a Thwaites pub and serve its beer is very special to me.

"The competition was strong this year so it’s a great feeling knowing that all our hard work has paid off.”

The Westmorland Gazette: The home of the best pint, the Albion in ArnsideThe home of the best pint, the Albion in Arnside (Image: Google Maps)

The Albion was praised by judges for its 'perfect serve' of 'exceptional' beer following a process that involved interviews and mystery pub visits.

Hosted by the Lancashire-based company, the Spanish-themed awards ceremony saw 145 people gather at the four-star Cottons Hotel and Spa in Knutsford, with guests treated to a sangria reception, followed by a three-course meal and an evening of entertainment.

Andrew Buchanan, director of Pubs and Brewing at Daniel Thwaites, said: “We’ve always taken great pride in our pubs and the teams that are the driving force behind them, so to be able to come together and celebrate their achievements is fantastic.

“This year, the calibre of entrants has been extremely high and despite facing various challenges over the past few years, all of our winners and finalists have done a tremendous job of showcasing their resilience and dedication to hospitality excellence.”

Headline sponsors for the night were Cruzcampo (Heineken UK) and Thwaites Brewery, while the awards ceremony was also made possible thanks to other sponsors including Stockchek, Parkinson Signs, Coca-Cola, OT Group, D&M Creative, Diageo, Lloyds Bank, Sky, Total Food Service and Cask Marque.