National Pub of the Year

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The National Pub of the Year is an annual competition held by CAMRA in February that finds the best pub in the UK. Established in 1988, the competition helps to highlight quality pubs around the UK that are worth seeking out and visiting. Each year, each local CAMRA branch nominates one pub in their area to be entered. These 200 pubs then go through to the regional competition, which then whittles down to 4 pubs to go to the national final.

The pubs in the national final are evaluated on:

  • Quality of the Real Ales served
  • Value for money
  • Atmosphere
  • Interior decoration
  • Customer service and welcome

Winners[1][edit]

Regional Winners[edit]

2011[3][edit]

Region Pub Name Location
Central South Radnor Arms Coleshill, Oxfordshire
East Anglia Engineers Arms Henlow, Bedfordshire
East Midlands Crown Beeston, Nottinghamshire
Greater London Southampton Arms Highgate Road, London
Greater Manchester Magnet Stockport
Kent Flowerpot Maidstone
Merseyside/Cheshire/North Wales Bridge End Inn Wrexham
North East Boathouse Inn Wylam, Northumberland
Scotland/Northern Ireland Fox and Hounds Houston, Renfrewshire
South/Mid Wales Ancient Briton Pen-y-Cae[disambiguation needed]
South West The Front Falmouth, Cornwall
Surrey/Sussex Evening Star Brighton
Wessex Nog Inn Wincanton
West Midlands Beacon Hotel Sedgley, West Midlands
West Pennines Swan with Two Necks Pendleton, Lancashire
Yorkshire Jemmy Hirst at the Rose & Crown Rawcliffe, East Yorkshire

2010[4][edit]

Region Pub Name Location
Scotland and Northern Ireland Albert Tavern Freuchie, Fife
North West Taps Lytham, Lancashire
North East Surtees Arms Ferryhill, County Durham
Greater Manchester Knott Bar Manchester
Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales Brewery Tap Chester
Yorkshire Ferry Boat Thorganby, North Yorkshire
East Midlands The Crown Beeston, Nottinghamshire
West Midlands Beacon Hotel Sedgley, West Midlands
East Anglia Dove Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Kent Flower Pot Maidstone
Greater London The Harp Covent Garden
Surrey and Sussex Royal Oak Friday Street, near Rusper, West Sussex
South West Salutation Ham, near Berkeley, Gloucestershire
South and Mid Wales Ship and Castle Aberystwyth
Wessex and Channel Islands Guide Dog Bevois Valley, Southampton, Hampshire
Central Southern The Bell Aldworth, Berkshire

2009[5][edit]

Region Pub Name Location
Scotland and Northern Ireland Albert Tavern Freuchie, Fife
West Pennines Taps Lytham, Lancashire
North East Boathouse Inn Wylam, Northumberland
Greater Manchester Crown Hotel Worthington
Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales Golden Lion Inn Llangynhafal, Denbighshire
Yorkshire Kelham Island Tavern Sheffield, South Yorkshire
East Midlands Old Oak Inn Horsley Woodhouse, Derbyshire
West Midlands Cock Hotel Wellington, Shropshire
East Anglia Wheatsheaf Writtle, Essex
Kent Bull Horton Kirby
Greater London Bricklayer’s Arms Putney
Surrey and Sussex Royal Oak Friday Street, near Rusper, West Sussex
South West Old Spot Dursley, Gloucestershire
South and Mid Wales Severn Arms Penybont
Wessex and Channel Islands Prince of Wales Farnborough, Hampshire
Central Southern Royal Oak Inn Wantage, Oxfordshire

2008[5][edit]

Region Pub Name Location
Scotland and Northern Ireland Marine Hotel Stonehaven, Grampian
West Pennines Manor Arms Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria
North East Kings Arms Deptford, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Greater Manchester Crown Stockport
Merseyside, Cheshire and North Wales Blue Bell Halkyn, Flintshire
Yorkshire Kelham Island Tavern Sheffield, South Yorkshire
East Midlands Arkwright Arms Sutton cum Duckmanton, Derbyshire
West Midlands Beacon Hotel Sedgley
East Anglia Chequers Little Gransden, Cambridgeshire
Kent Butcher's Arms Herne
London Trafalgar South Wimbledon
Surrey and Sussex Royal Oak Friday Street, near Rusper, West Sussex
South West Tom Cobley Tavern Spreyton, Devon
South and Mid Wales Tafarn John y Gwas Drefech-Felindre, West Wales
Wessex and Channel Islands Red Lion Inn Kilmington, Wiltshire
Central Southern Royal Oak Inn Wantage, Oxfordshire

2007[6][edit]

Region Pub Name Location
Scotland/N.I. Blue Peter Hotel Kirkcolm, Dumfries & Galloway
North West Bridge Bier Huis Burnley, Lancashire
North East Kings Arms Deptford, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Greater Manchester The New Oxford Salford
Merseyside/North Wales Turks Head St. Helens
Yorkshire Kelham Island Tavern Sheffield, South Yorkshire
East Midlands Thorold Arms Harmston, Lincolnshire
West Midlands The Bell Pensax, Worcestershire
East Anglia Land of Liberty, Peace and Plenty Heronsgate, Hertfordshire
Kent Ship Centurian Whitstable
London Bricklayer’s Arms Putney
Surrey/Sussex White Horse Maplehurst, West Sussex
South West Old Spot Inn Dursley, Gloucestershire
South Wales Borough Arms Neath, Glamorgan
Wessex Plough Inn Little London, Hampshire
Central Southern Rose and Crown Hawridge, Buckinghamshire

2005[7][edit]

Region Pub Name Location
Scotland/N.I. Halfway House Edinburgh
North West Taps, Lytham St Anne's, Lancashire
North East Robin Hood Jarrow, Tyne and Wear
Greater Manchester Musketeer Leigh
Merseyside/North Wales Bhurtpore Inn Aston, Cheshire
Yorkshire Crown Inn Manfield, North Yorkshire
East Midlands Old Coach House Southwell, Nottinghamshire
West Midlands Jolly Crispin Upper Gornal, West Midlands
East Anglia The Swan Little Totham, Essex
Kent Shipwright's Arms Faversham
London Robin Hood & Little John Bexleyheath
Surrey/Sussex Evening Star Brighton
South West Check Inn North Wroughton, Wiltshire
South Wales Wern Fawr Inn Ystalyfera, Swansea
Wessex Boot Inn Weymouth, Dorset
Central Southern Bell Aldworth, Buckinghamshire

2004[edit]

Region Pub Name Location
Scotland/N.I.
North West
North East
Greater Manchester Arden Arms[8] Stockport
Merseyside/North Wales Beartown Tap[9] Congleton, Cheshire
Yorkshire Kelham Island Tavern[10] Sheffield
East Midlands
West Midlands Olde Swan Netherton, West Midlands
East Anglia Engineers Arms[11] Henlow, Bedfordshire
Kent
London
Surrey/Sussex
South West New Inn Halse, Somerset
South Wales
Wessex Queen's Hotel[12] Gosport, Hampshire
Central Southern

Runners-Up[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ CAMRA National Pub of the Year, Previous Winners (Accessed 20 May 2014)
  2. ^ Turpin, Darren (14 September 2013). "The Baum, Rochdale, Wins Gtr Mcr CAMRA Pub of the Year 2013". Greter Manchester Ale News. AleNewsNet. Retrieved 20 September 2013. 
  3. ^ http://beertoday.co.uk/?p=4995
  4. ^ CAMRA announces Regional Pubs of the Year (accessed 27 September 2010)
  5. ^ a b CAMRA National Pub of the Year, Finalists 2009 (accessed 18 February 2010)
  6. ^ 'What's Brewing' - Newspaper of CAMRA, February 2008 Issue
  7. ^ CAMRA (2005) Good Beer Guide 2006 names Top 16 Pubs in Britain Access date:2010-11-15
  8. ^ Arden Arms, LaCartes
  9. ^ How To Find Us, Beartown Brewery
  10. ^ Pubs of the Year
  11. ^ The Casket, Vol.2, No.10, p.15
  12. ^ The Queens Hotel, Forton, Gosport, Portsmouth and South East Hampshire CAMRA

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