Old Stone Cross wins pubs in bloom competition

Aug 16, 2012 by Warren

Tamworth Borough Council’s Head of Environmental Management, Sarah McGrandle, presents the winning certificate to Old Stone Cross landlady, Julie Kane.

One of Tamworth’s oldest pubs has been crowned the blooming best in town for its floral displays.

The Old Stone Cross in Church Street was awarded first prize in the Tamworth In Bloom pubs competition, which encouraged landlords and licensees to roll out the barrel and transform their pubs into a riot of floral red, white and blue for the Diamond Jubilee.

Every pub in Tamworth was given the chance to compete for the top prize in the competition, with £100 worth of B & Q vouchers up for grabs for the winning entry.

Landlords and licensees were invited to interpret the Red, White & Bloom jubilee theme in any way they wished.

The Old Stone Cross took the top prize for its colourful hangings baskets, which are all planted from scratch by landlady Julie Kane.

She was delighted with the win, and said: “This is our ninth year in the pub and we always put up hanging baskets and flowers to make it look nice.

“We chose a red, white and blue theme this year to fit in with the Jubilee and I’m really pleased that we have won first prize.”

The Tamworth Arms in Lichfield Street was highly commended for its entry.

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