A VILLAGE pub run by volunteers is celebrating a top award.

The Yarcombe Inn has won the coveted Exeter and East Devon Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Pub of the Year 2011 Award, sealing the title last month.

The Inn has been run for nearly two years now as a community pub, staffed totally by volunteers, ranging from housewives, secretaries and carpenters to a vicar.

All of the volunteers give their time to different areas, from serving and cleaning to maintenance and helping in the garden and have ensured that the pub stays open for everyone in the village.

Ed Box, chairman of the pub’s committee said: “Winning the award has brought a lot of beer enthusiasts to Yarcombe – there’s a lot of people into their real ales and they have been visiting us from as far as Exeter and Okehampton.”

Among the events running are an open mic night on the first Wednesday of every month and a quiz night on the second Tuesday of every month, live music on the last Saturday of every month and senior citizen lunches from 12noon to 3pm on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.

New chef Adrian Varley has recently started at the pub and makes a range of traditional pub fare - from lunchtime snacks and appetising meals.

There is also a three day beer and music festival coming up, running from Friday, August 26, to Sunday, August 28.

TO find out more about the Yarcombe Inn or to join their team of volunteers contact 01404-861142 or follow the link below.