A Twickenham beer seller has been named the best independent beer retailer of the year at a recent awards ceremony.

It was cheers for the beers when Twickenham’s Real Ale was awarded for its commitment to championing beer and making it the core element in the success of the business in the past year.

The company also won best retailer in the community at last year’s Richmond Business Awards and was presented with its most recent accolade at a ceremony at the Dorchester Hotel on Tuesday, February 4.

Real Ale’s managing director Nick Dolan said: “We have to thank all of our loyal customers who have constantly supported us, as well as all of the innovative craft breweries who we are proud to support and who are continuously striving to make even better beer.

“I am extremely proud of our dedicated team who constantly strive to develop our business, and have continued to maintain excellence.”