On 17 May, CAMRA’s South West London branch wasted no time in presenting the first of their Lockdown Hero awards. Properly distanced groups of branch members and locals were inside the Crown & Anchor in Brixton to witness the presentation. The award was in recognition of the pub keeping its many customers well supplied with both draught and bottled beers. There were often queues, properly distanced, of course.
Justine the landlord was very pleased to receive the award but had to leave before the presentation and so her colleague Mantas received it on her behalf. The photo, taken by Pauline Doyle, shows, left to right, Valerie Farnell, the branch area representative who nominated the pub, branch chairman Mark Bravery, Mantas and co-branch representative Paul Nixon.
The full address of the pub is 246 Brixton Road, SW9 6AQ.