A PUB licensee has spoken about how pleased she is that a pair of traditional of real ale houses in Bradford have each won a regional Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) award.

As part of its anniversary celebrations in 2021, CAMRA awarded two Bradford pubs, the Fighting Cock and Corn Dolly, with Golden Awards to mark 50 years of the organisation’s campaigns.

Both have been recognised for regularly featuring in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide and consistently pouring great pints.

Sue Turner, licensee of the Fighting Cock, said: "We're a very classic real ale house and like to get beers from a lot of different breweries. People come especially for the real ale.

"I'm really glad we won it with the Corn Dolly. We've known each other for years and we often go to each others pubs."

Miss Turner paid tribute to her staff who have all been at the pub for 10 years or more.

"We have a really good team who stuck with us through Covid."

Her team includes cellarman Paul Kitching, Charlie Gordon and Baranda Dhesi.

Miss Turner said: "Paul's a really good cellarman who makes the beer as good as it is."

She said it was difficult during the various lockdowns.

"We didn't always know what was going to happen next and we had to rely on the Government's announcements.

"We always hoped we would get back on track soon and a lot of people have been asking us about next week."

"We'll still have hand sanitiser in the pub and continue to sanitise each table for new customers to make it that little bit safer.

"Our whole job is to look after customers who have supported us and have come back after lockdown."