What a turnout for 2017 Pub of the Year presentation to Queens Hotel

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April 25, 2017 by Kay Byrne

Gary Owen, landlord of The Queen's Hotel, receives the Swansea Camra Pub of the Year award from chairman Paul James, right.

Gary Owen, landlord of The Queens Hotel, receives the Swansea Camra Pub of the Year award from chairman Paul James, right.

Swansea Camra members turned out in force to see Gary Owen, landlord of the Queens Hotel in Gloucester Place, receive the 2017 Pub of the Year award.

Paul James, branch chairman, presented Gary with the award at a ceremony on Saturday.

The corner pub that’s famous for its warm welcome, notorious past and perfect pint of Old Peculier, has been run by Gary and his staff for the past 15 years.

Gary said: “I’m delighted to think that Camra members consider us worthy of this accolade. It’s a real boost to us.”

Read Why the Queens Hotel is Our Pub of the Year

Swansea Camra members listen as branch chairman Paul James makes the award speech.

Swansea Camra members listen as branch chairman Paul James makes the award speech.

Camra members Donough Shanahan, Paul James and Stewart Pinching at the bar with landlord Gary Owen.

Camra members Donough Shanahan, Paul James and Stewart Pinching at the bar with landlord Gary Owen.

Pulling the perfect pints for which the Queens is famous.

Pulling the perfect pints for which the Queens is famous.

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