A POPULAR Halesowen sports and social club is celebrating after scooping a regional award.

Somers Sports and Social Club on Grange Hill has been named West Midlands County Club-of-the-Year by CAMRA.

The prestigious title comes after it was named Stourbridge & Halesowen CAMRA's club of the year.

Club steward, Adam Mundon, said: “Whilst it was an achievement for myself and the club, I’d like to say a massive 'thank-you' to my partner, Sophie-May Jones.

"I couldn’t have done the last five years without her being by my side.”

CAMRA representative, Phil Zjalic, said: “Somers Sports & Social Club has yet again received another well-deserved recognition.

"After being awarded the Stourbridge & Halesowen CAMRA branch award for Club-of-the-Year, it has now been judged to be the best CAMRA West Midlands County Club-of-the-Year.”

Somers Sports & Social Club was established in 1951 by Seth Somers, Chairman of local forgemasters, Walter Somers.

It’s based at The Grange in Grange Road, Halesowen, a listed building dating from 1709.

Originally home to the Lea-Smith family, part of the house was a military hospital during the First World War and housed German and Italian prisoners of war during the Second World War.

The club now offers a range of sporting and social activities and welcomes non-members.