Monty’s Brewery Visitor Centre, The Cottage in Montgomery has been named Runner Up in The Rural Business Awards for Tourism, in the Wales and Northern Ireland region.

Russ Honeyman, commercial director for Monty’s, said: “We were excited when we were nominated as finalists, but now to be Runners Up for a rural tourism business in Wales and Northern Ireland is a great achievement and I can only thank our staff for their hard work.

"We are used to winning awards for our beers but for The Cottage to get its own award is fantastic, it’s a whole team effort. Also a big thank you to all our customers that make it such a great place to come and relax”.

"The brewery has been brewing since 2009 and has won many awards for its beers, with Finalist Champion Beer of Britain twice in the last three years. The Visitor Centre has only been open since 2015 and has been a great place for tourists and locals to sample the brews!"

The award was presented by Clare Keegan, from Harper Adams University at Wrexham Glyndwr University.

The winners of the award were Canvas & Campfires from Lampeter, West Wales.

Other news from Monty’s is their Gluten Free Stout Dark Secret, has been chosen as a pairing with Colston Bassett Stilton Cheese at the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC from November 28 until December 1.

Beer sommelier Annabel Smith will be using the beer on the Sunday tastings as one of five "Perfect Beer and Christmas Cheeseboard Combinations”.

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