Award winners for the second year running
Penny Campbell and her team at The Old Crown won the award for Community Pub of the Year in the Essex Life Fine Food & Drink Award competition for two years running. Penny says: "We were all so pleased to be nominated for this award for the second year in a row. The time has flown by and has been so much fun, so it's fantastic to know that our customers have enjoyed it just as much as we have. It has been a real learning curve for everyone involved but we have already grown and changed so much in such a short time, we can't wait to see what the next few years have in store. We like to think this is a true community pub and from the very beginning our customers have been involved in making the pub what it is today. From helping with the refurbishment to recommending local food producers and guest ales, we value everyone's input."