Converted Dairy wins local CAMRA award
Once the Express Dairy Tea Room, with a milk depot at the rear, the Mossy Well pays homage to its heritage in a number of ways, including a milk float and a cow in the garden (albeit not a real one). But it is another type of liquid that has resulted in the pub gaining an award from CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.
John Cryne, CAMRA North London’s Chairman, said ‘The premises became a pub in the 1980’s and Wetherspoons took it over in 2015. The refurbishment has been done very sympathetically and with much humour but it is the quality of the beer and the warm welcome by the staff that made our members vote for the Mossy Well to be our pub of the season, beating hundreds of others in the branch area’.
John also added, ‘This area is not well known for its real ale outlets and the Mossy has been a very welcome addition, regularly offering drinkers eight real ales plus a cider’.
Genevieve Gardiner, the Manager said ‘I am really over the moon with this award. We have put a lot of effort into our real ales and it’s beginning to pay off. We are now selling 1700 pints of real ale a week!’
The pub’s name has historical connections. Muswell Hill takes its name from a medieval holy well and its hill-top location. The ‘mossy well’ became a place of pilgrimage after a Scottish king was said to have been cured here drinking the water.
2016 ended on a high note as the following businesses won top awards:
Travelwise won the title of the UK’s Best Independent Travel Agent in November 2016.
Cheeses of Muswell Hill was named London’s most loved shop in the Time Out Love London Awards December 2016
Marcelo Del Monaco won “UK Fitness Award: Personal Trainer of the Year” for the third year running in November 2016.