Kelso pub’s CAMRA win praised in Parliament

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KELSO’S Cobbles Inn has been praised in the Scottish Parliament for winning the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) award for the Borders Pub of the Year.

In a motion, local Conservative MSP John Lamont highlighted the Kelso establishment’s achievements, which also included scooping the awards for Edinburgh and South-East Scotland Overall Pub of the Year.

The Cobbles Inn will now be shortlisted for the Scottish Pub of the Year award 2012.

Mr Lamont said: “They have done the Borders proud and it is for that reason that I lodged a motion in the Scottish Parliament celebrating their success. It has already been supported by MSPs across the political spectrum wanting to acknowledge the achievements of the Cobbles Inn.

“I now look forward to seeing the inn compete in the Scotland-wide competition for Pub of the Year. With their high standards of excellence I am sure that they will continue to do a great job in representing the Borders and I wish them every success.”