The Good Beer Guide 2024 launched on Thursday 28th September, and we marked the occasion with a special event and Award presentation to the Leathern Bottle in Lewknor, which has attained a remarkable 50 entries into the prestigious Guide. This is no mean feat and has only been achieved by less than a handful of pubs across the country.
The Leathern Bottle is a Grade II-listed traditional country pub, spread over three rooms separated by a large open fireplace and the main bar area. It has served consistently good cask ales from Brakspear over many years and also excellent home-cooked food, using locally sourced produce. The pub has been run by Les and Julie Gordon (pictured right with Paul Dixon, our Branch Secretary) since 1998, with Julie’s father Mike, and Lesley, having previously run it since 1980. The pub has always offered a very warm welcome to all, whether locals or visitors from further afield, including walkers from the nearby Ridgeway.
It’s brilliant that we can recognise the best of the pubs that we have in the country, especially in these very difficult times for our hospitality industry, and CAMRA congratulates everyone who has been associated with making the Leathern Bottle such a great pub for the past 50 years.