The coveted CAMRA pub of the year award this year has gone to the Woodbourne Hotel in Douglas.
The news reached licensee Andrew Harris as he celebrated his 10th anniversary as licensee at Alexander Drive pub.
After being runner-up for the award several times, the Woodbourne took the accolade this year to become the first Heron and Brearley managed estate pub to win. The competition includes all the real ale pubs in the island, as well as the freehouses.
This year Mr Harris and the bar staff beat a shortlist of six in the final round of voting, which is done by CAMRA members using criteria such as ambience, decor, value, clientele. A strong emphasis is also placed on consistently good ale. The pub will represent the island in the national UK competition.