A MELKSHAM pub is celebrating after winning a national award for the most attractive pub sign of the year.
The Milk Churn, which only opened its doors in July 2014, is already toasting success as the Inn Sign Society has voted their sign as the best in the country. The sign which shows the image of a Milk Churn with a Spitfire flying in the background won the award for its relevance to the local area as well as for its aesthetics.
Anthony Collis from the Inn Society said, “The Milk Churn is a worthy winner and I think one of the striking things about the sign is the relevance to the area and the links to local heritage. As well as being aesthetically pleasing it is also an excellent example of the dying art of hand-painted pictorial inn signs. At a time when numerous pubs are closing, it is most pleasing to note that the Milk Churn served its first pint in July 2014!”
The Milk Churn is run by brewers, Hall and Woodhouse and it is the second time in three years that one of their pubs has won the award. The man who hand painted the sign, Phil Taylor from Walsall said, “What I do is a bit of a dying art now but I enjoy it and it is great to be recognised with a prestigious award such as this. From memory, I don’t recall winning too many other awards and certainly none like this. The design is excellent and I like the way the local heritage is captured.”
Those involved in the creation of the sign were handed a framed award detailing their involvement.