AN Upper Gornal boozer is in a glass of its own after being named best cider pub of the year.

Members of the Campaign for Real Ale’s (CAMRA) Dudley branch have announced the Jolly Crispin on Clarence Street is the best in the region for the traditional drink.

Jolly Crispin gaffer Rob Carey said: “The award was the second time we have received it in three years and is due to the fact that we always have Scrumpy Ciders on the bar and run twice yearly cider festivals for charity, the latest of which was last weekend when we were presented with the award.”