A FAMILY-RUN Basingstoke brewery has been recognised in Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA)’s ‘Good Beer Guide 2024’.

Longdog Brewery on West Ham Lane was named a ‘Real Ale Brewery’ on the guide.

Owners of the brewery, Jenny and Rod Edbrooke, who  were 'delighted' to be in the guide, said: "Obviously as Basingstoke’s town brewery we are delighted to be in the Good Beer Guide 2024.

"It is particularly tough for small, independent breweries at the moment and we are very grateful for all the support we get from national organisations such as CAMRA and especially from our local community in and around Basingstoke. 

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"We are proud to offer a wide range of cask and bottle-conditioned ales, each one handcrafted by Rod from an individual recipe and to work together with other local businesses to promote all the wonderful produce from Hampshire."

Just 4,500 out of the nation’s 50,000 pubs are listed in the guide, all of which undergo a rigorous selection process to seek out and promote the finest outlets for real ale across the UK.

Nik Antona, CAMRA national chairman, said: “The last few years have been an incredibly difficult time for the industry, and we need more support than ever before to keep our nation’s pubs open and thriving.

"I’d encourage everyone to use this year’s guide to visit the very best pubs across the UK and support them for generations to come.”

CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide is aimed at pubgoers interested in being served a good pint of real ale, as well as those who wish to find a welcoming local nearby.