A taproom in west Suffolk has won a top brewing award for its beers and ales. 

The Roughacre Taproom opened as part of Roughacre Brewery at Clare Hall Barns in September 2021. 

In 2018 the brewery started by selling custom beers and ales to businesses before launching "Flagonwheels" to deliver to the general public during the pandemic. 

"We realised we needed somewhere permanent," said Sarah Hide, who co-owns the Roughacre Brewery with her husband Mark Jackson. 

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The Roughacre Taproom has received a 'Pub of the Season' award from the West Suffolk and Borders Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) for winter 2023/24.

East Anglian Daily Times: The CAMRA awardThe CAMRA award (Image: Roughacre Brewery)

"We were surprised - we didn't expect it for the taproom," said Ms Hide. 

"The CAMRA has always been so supportive. They have great enthusiasm and are always keen on understanding how all our beer is made."

The brewery was also included in the 2024 CAMRA 2024 guide which showcases the best pubs in the country.