As Beneath The Vale went to press, landlords Nigel and Chrissy Blake had just moved out of The Bottle Inn at Marshwood. The Blakes were evicted after the pub’s owner, Michael Brookes, was granted a possession order by Weymouth County Court.
The Bottle Inn at Marshwood has been declared Wessex Regional Pub of the Year by the Campaign for Real Ale. The unpretentious hostelry has been judged one of the 16 best pubs for real ale in the whole of Britain.
The photo shows landlords Nigel and Chrissy Blake receiving their award from Rich Gabe of CAMRA’s West Dorset branch.… Read more