A pub with a selection of hundreds of alcoholic spirits has raised £30,000 for good causes in the area.

Since reopening The Winchmore in Winchmore Hill in 2014, the brother and sister team, Eimear and Mark Walsh, raised £30,000 by holding spirits tasting evenings to donate to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospice and the Rotary Club.

Mark said: “We’re honoured.

“When we took over The Winchmore we wanted to create a great local and a hub for the community of which people could be proud. We try to make everything at The Winchmore the best we can and it’s fantastic for us and our staff to have our hard work recognised. We couldn’t have done it without the support of residents.”

The judges supposedly bowled over by the choice of 300 spirits – which includes many infused at the pub and aged in its cellar and how licensees use their spirits specialisation to raise money for good causes.

The pair have they set themselves a target of raising £15,000 from spirits tasting this year but they have launched a new campaign to raise money from The Winchmore’s drinking water.

The couple have ditched branding bottled water and are filtering and adding gas to the pub’s tap water, with all the proceeds from sales going to deliver clean drinking water and sanitation projects in developing countries.

The Walshes received their prestigious award at a ceremony at The Belfry resort in Sutton Coldfield from comedian Ed Byrne.