The Letter B is a booming success story- and there’s many who will agree with you!

This and more can be said of The Letter B in Whittlesey.

Recent winners of the Campaign for Real Ale Peterborough and District Pub of the Year and preparing to do battle in the countywide competition, The Letter B represents all that should be saved in pubs across the country.

“It’s a traditional free house, an old-fashioned community pub,” said landlord Bruce Roan, who bought the pub with his wife, Denise, five years ago.

“We do a lot of good real ales and really focus on delivering quality on what we do best – the beer. There’s no gimmicks.”

This is the kind of attitude which won The Letter B its best pub accolade.

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And to celebrate, it is hosting a four-day beer festival starting today with live music, a barbecue and a charity raffle to raise money for the servicemen charity, Help For Heroes.

Mr Roan said: “We do a lot of charity locally, normally raising money for groups like Magpas, and this is the first time we have done something for a national charity but we thought this charity needs support no matter what your beliefs are.

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“We have quite a lot of former servicemen come into the pub as well.”

There will be about 30 real ales at the beer festival, with 12 on at any given time.

Mr Roan, Peterborough born and bred, said the pub, which has been featured in Camra’s magazine before, had to be revived when took over five years ago but says it now has its place in the community.

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