A village pub which was saved from closure by the local community has won one of the most respected and well-known 'pub of the year' awards in the UK.
The George and Dragon pub has won the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) pub of the year award.
When the George & Dragon pub in Hudswell closed in 2008 it left the small North Yorkshire village with no other facilities for its residents apart from a village hall.
Within two years, the community banded together to form the Hudswell Community Pub Ltd group and bought back the pub, re-opening in June 2010 after extensive renovations.
The community was determined that the George & Dragon would offer far more than a traditional pub.
As well as acting as a meeting place and venue, it is also home to the village library, a local shop staffed by volunteers, community allotments and free internet access for its patrons.
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) said it was particularly impressed with the pub’s warm and welcoming atmosphere and strong community ethos.
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Landlord Stuart Miller said he was thrilled with the honour.
Paul Ainsworth, from Camra, said the George and Dragon was a "great example of how a pub has been resurrected as a true community asset.