LANGHAM Brewery - a small independent steam-powered micro brewery in the South Downs National Park - has won the regional Society of Independent Brewers - South East competition.

The prestigious awards - run by the Society of Independent Brewers at the Tonbridge Juddians Beer Festival in Kent - are judged by brewers and beer experts and seen very much as the ‘brewers choice’ awards in the industry.

Langham Brewery took home gold in the Mild Beer Category and also the overall Gold in the cask competition with Triple XXX, its their smooth dark traditional malty mild.

Co-owner Lesley Foulkes said: “We are all completely over the moon at winning these awards.

“We pride ourselves on our ethos of using top-quality ingredients alongside our traditional craft skills and are totally chuffed to bits that others enjoy the brews that we lovingly create.

“We are only a small Indie brewery and there are so many great breweries around at the moment producing great ales, so to win best brewery is a tremendous achievement.

“We’d like to send a huge heartfelt thanks to all of our supporters and friends - we couldn’t have achieved this without you all.”

Collecting the award was Martyn Constable from Langham.

He said: “It’s fantastic to win.

“It’s my personal favourite of our beers, a stunning dark mild.”