The Mountain Hare Inn pub and brewery in Brynnau Gwynion has been named the CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) Vale of Glamorgan and Bridgend Community Pub of the Year 2016.
A genuine community pub, it’s been in the same family for over forty years and in June 2013 resumed brewing its own beer after many decades. The latest award comes only two months after the pub celebrated its tenth consecutive year in the Good Beer Guide.
Ogmore MP Huw Irranca-Davies said, “Good community pubs are often at the heart of local communities, providing a friendly place to enjoy great company, food, and beer. The Mountain Hare in Brynna is extra-special, being one of those growing number of pubs which brews its own beer too. It’s winning awards for its beer and its community approach, and that really makes it worth a visit. In the run up to the Budget Statement I have written to the Chancellor of the Exchequer on many constituents’ behalf calling for a cut in Beer Duty to support our outstanding pub trade.”
Rhondda Cynon Taff Councillor for Brynna Roger Turner said, “I am delighted to hear that the Mountai n Hare Inn, Brynnau Gwynion has been awarded the Community Pub of the Year. My congratulations to Paul and Sharron Jones for achieving this prestigious Award and by so doing have put the village on the map.”
Beer is a major Welsh and British product and the brewing and pubs sector is a major tax contributor, providing £22bn to UK Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and generating some £13bn in tax revenue. In total the beer and pub sector supports almost 900,000 jobs with the production and sale of beer creating jobs across a wide, varied and largely British supply chain.