ONE of Barnsley’s most recognisable beers has been named as one of the top beers in the UK.

Acorn Brewery’s Barnsley Bitter won a bronze award at the Champion Beer of Britain competition, organised by CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale.

Acorn’s managing director and head brewer Dave Hughes said: “Competition in the UK among cask-ales brewers is ferocious, so we are absolutely delighted that CAMRA have voted our Barnsley Bitter as the joint third best bitter in Britain. "

The beer won third place in the bitter category of the competition, which consisted of a blind taste test judged by industry experts.