Beer connoisseur and passionate pub campaigner, Mark gives us his decision on the tastiest beer he has sampled in the last seven days.

Mark has been highlighting the values of Britain’s favourite drink for many years. He is a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers. Follow @realaleupnorth on Twitter.

My favourite tasty tipple over the last seven days came courtesy of the Reedley Hallows brewery. The Burnley-based brewer who have forged an excellent reputation for the quality and first-class range of ales, since their inception in 2012.

Nook of Pendle is a strong, feisty ale at 5% ABV. It’s a delicious, deep flavoured and refreshing delight. A fruity, full bodied, smooth and warming beer. It pours dark amber in colour, with a fairly tight, white head. The beer boasts a bready malt and dried fruit aroma. The complex, flavoursome notes are a perfect balance of juicy, bready/biscuit malt, dried fruit and soft peppery spice. There was also a pleasant, subtle hint of a pear-like flavour.

The lingering finish has a light bready malt sweetness, moderate fruity bitterness and soft spicy warmth. A truly lip-smacking, dangerously sessionable beer. An ale that ticked all the boxes.

In excellent condition and permanently on dispense at the JD Wetherspoon, Boot Inn, Burnley.