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CAMRA announces the UK’s 200 best local pubs

CAMRA has announced their list of 200 Local Pubs of the Year to help launch April’s Community Pubs Month.

CAMRA volunteers across the UK judge the pubs in their area to find their Branch’s Pub of the Year – looking at decor, value for money, customer service, and of course, the quality of their real ale. The local branch winners then go forward to battle it out in the regional heats in their quest to become National Pub of the Year, announced in early 2016.

“Community Pubs Month is about highlighting the important role pubs play in Community life and no pubs are better examples of fantastic locals than these two hundred CAMRA branch winners. Each one of them has been judged the best in their respective area and are well worth seeking out for any would-be ale lovers.” Tom Stainer, CAMRA Head of Communications.

Recent CAMRA research showed 75% of pub-goers believe a well run community pub is as important to community life as a post office, local shop or community centre – but despite this 29 pubs are still being lost in the UK every week.

“Pubs play an essential role in our communities and are clearly very highly valued, but despite this are still being lost at an alarming rate across the UK. The best way people can protect their local’s future is by getting down there and supporting it – which is why throughout April CAMRA will be calling on people to visit their local pub and support an important British industry.”

This year run in partnership with The Publican’s Morning Advertiser, Community Pubs Month is the ideal opportunity for licensees to engage with members of their surrounding community by running events throughout April. Not only will this improve the reputation of your pub, but could also attract new regular customers.

To download free Community Pubs Month artwork and posters, or to find out more about how licensees can engage with their local community, visit www.communitypubscampaign.org.uk

CAMRA Branch Pub of the Year list

Region / Branch Pub Name Location
Central Southern
Berkshire SE Queens Head Wokingham
Reading Fox & Hounds Caversham
Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead White Horse Hedgerley
West Berkshire Six Bells Beenham
Aylesbury Vale & Wycombe Royal Standard Wooburn Common
Mid Chilterns Rising Sun Berkhamsted
Milton Keynes Mitre Buckingham
North Oxfordshire Red Lion Horley
Oxford Mason’s Arms Headington
South Oxfordshire Plum Pudding Milton
White Horse Royal Oak Wantage
East Anglia
Maldon and Dengie Carpenters Arms Maldon
Colchester& N.E.Essex Victoria Inn Colchester
S.E.Essex Mayflower Leigh on Sea
North West Essex Horse & Groom Cornish Hall End
Chelmsford/Mid.Essex Orange Tree Chelmsford
South West Essex White Hart Grays
Tendring White Hart Weeley Heath
Herts/Essex Borders Woodbine Waltham Abbey
Cambridge & District The Mill Cambridge
Peterborough Hand & Heart Peterborough
Ely & District Prince Albert Ely
Norwich & Norfolk
West Norfolk Coach & Horse Dersingham
Mid Anglia Queens Head Earsham
Watford & District. Sportsman Croxley Green
East Bedfordshire Engineers Arms Henlow
North Bedfordshire The Sun Felmersham
South Bedfordshire Black Lion Leighton Buzzard
West Suffolk Dove Bury St.Edmunds
Ipswich & East Suffolk
North East Suffolk
East Midlands
Leicestershire, Rutland & Northamptonsire
Hinckley & bosworth Queen’s Head Hinckley
Vale of belvoir Wheel Branston
Loughborough Halfway House Donisthorpe
Rutland Green Dragon Ryhall
Leicester King’s Head Leicester
Northamptonshire Queen Adelaide Kingsthorpe
Melton mowbray Stilton Cheese Somerby
Rugby Head of Steam Lilbourne
Amber valley Holly Bush Inn Milford
Ashbourne sub branch Smith’s Tavern Ashbourne
Burton & south derbyshire (derbyshire) Black Horse Coton-in-the-elm
Chesterfield Old Poets’ Corner Ashover
Derby Alexandra Hotel Derby
Dronfield & district sub branch Traveller’s Rest Apperknowle
Erewash valley Dew Drop Ilkeston
High peaks (derbyshire) Old Hall Inn Chinley
Mansfield & ashfield (derbyshire) The Devonshire Arms South Normanton
Matlock & dales The Druids Inn Matlock
Sheffield & district (derbyshire) Angler’s Rest Miller’s Dale
Mansfield & ashfield (nottinghamshire) The Railway Inn Mansfield
Newark Final Whistle Southwell
North notts
Nottingham Robin Hood and Little John Arnold
Vale of belvoir Marquis of Granby Granby
Gainsborough Eight Jolly Brewers Gainsborough
Grimsby & north east lincs Nottingham House Hotel Cleethorpes
Lincoln Dog & Bone Lincoln
Louth White hart Ludford
Scunthorpe & district Royal Oak Snitterby
Greater London
Bexley Penny Farthing Crayford
Bromley One Inn the Wood Petts Wood
Croydon & Sutton Hope Carshalton
East London & City The Craft Beer Co. Farringdon
Enfield & Barnet Olde Mitre Inne High Barnet
Kingston & Leatherhead Woodies New Malden
North London Tapping the Admiral Kentish Town
Richmond & Hounslow The Rifleman Twickenham
South East London Blythe Hill Tavern Forest Hill
South West Essex Travellers Friend Woodford Green
South West London Eagle Ale House Battersea
West London Mad Bishop and Bear Paddington
West Middlesex Grosvenor, Hanwell Hanwell
Greater Manchester
Trafford & Hulme Knott Bar Manchester
Bolton Victoria & Albert Horwich
Wigan John Bull Chophouse Wigan
North Manchester Crown & Kettle Manchester
South East Lancs Pendle Witch Atherton
Stockport and South Manchester The Magnet Stockport
High Peak & NE Cheshire Harewood Arms Broadbottom
Rochdale Oldham & Bury The Baum Rochdale
East Kent
Ashford, Folkestone & Romney Marsh The Red Lion Snargate
Canterbury, Herne Bay & Whitstable The Ship Centurion Whitstable
Deal, Dover & Sandwich The Carpenter’s Arms Coldred
Swale The Three Hats Milton Regis
Thanet The Yard of Ale Broadstairs
West Kent
Gravesend & Darent Valley Cock Inn Luddesdowne
Medway The Kings Arms Upnor
Maidstone & Mid Kent Bell and Jorrocks Frittenden
West Kent Windmill Sevenoaks Weald
Merseyside & Cheshire
Liverpool The Liverpool Pigeon Liverpool
St Helens The Cricketers St Helens
Wirral Gallaghers Birkenhead
Southport The Freshfield Formby
Chester and South Clwyd Cellar Chester
Halton The Prospect Halton
High Peak White Lion Disley
North Cheshire Lion  Moulton
South Cheshire Hops Crewe
Trafford Swan with Two Nicks  Little Bollington
North East
Cleveland Rat Race Hartlepool
Darlington Quakerhouse Darlington
Durham (City) Ye Olde Elm Tree Durham
Durham (Country) Surtees Arms Ferryhill
Tyneside & Northumberland (City) Bodega Newcastle
Tyneside & Northumberland (Country) John Bull Alnwick
Sunderland & South Tyneside Steamboat South Shields
Scotland and NI
Aberdeen, Grampain & Northern Isles Moorings Aberdeen
Ayrshire & Wigtownshire Saracen’s Head Beith
Dumfries & Stewartry Cavens Arms Dumfries
Edinburgh &SE Scotland Stockbridge Tap Edinburgh
Forth Valley Corbie Inn Bo’ness
Glasgow & W Scotland State Bar Glasgow
Highlands &Western Isles Stein Inn Isle of Skye
Kingdom Of Fife Foresters Arms Aberdour
Renfrewshire Callum’s Johnstone
Tayside Bankfoot Inn Bankfoot
South West
Cheltenham  Sandford Park Alehouse Cheltenham
Gloucestershire The Salutation Ham
North Cotswold The Plough Cold Aston
Bristol The Plough Congresbury
Bath and Borders The George Inn Croscombe
Swindon and North Wiltshire The Carters Rest Wroughton
North-West Wiltshire The Bell Lacock
Cornwall The Hole in the Wall Bodmin
South Devon The Bridford Inn Bridford
Plymouth Fortescue Plymouth
North Devon The Red Lion Exbourne
Exeter & East Devon The Tom Cobley Spreyton
Somerset The Halfway House Pitney
Surrey & Sussex
East and Mid Surrey Surrey Oaks Newdigate
Kingston and Leatherhead Albert Arms Esher
North Surrey Happy Man Englefield Green
Surrey Hants Borders Jolly Sailor Farnham
Arun and Adur Parsonage Tarring
Brighton and South Downs Brewers Arms Lewes
North Sussex White Horse Maplehurst
South East Sussex Tower St.Leonards
Western Sussex Inglenook Hotel Nyetimber
North Wales
Abercolwyn Albion Ale House Conwy
Chester & South Clwyd Bridge End Ruabon
Gwynedd a Mon Snowdonia Parc Waenfawr
Vale of Clwyd Blue Bell  Halkyn
West Wales
Bae Ceredigion Y Talbot Tregaron
Camathenshire Royal Oak Rhandirmwyn
Pembrokeshire Cresselly Arms Cresswell Quay
South Wales
Brecknockshire – Star Inn Star Inn Talybont-on-Usk
Cardiff (City) Urban Tap House Cardiff
Cardiff (Country) Lansdowne Canton
Gwent (City) Lamb Newport
Gwent (Country) Clytha Arms Abergavenny
Mid Glamorgan Bunch of Grapes Pontypridd
Neath Port Talbot Pontardawe Inn Pontardawe
Swansea – No Sign Bar No Sign Bar Swansea
Vale of Glamorgan & Bridgend Cross Inn Cwmfelin
Wessex & Channel Islands
East Hampshire George Alton
East Dorset Tap House Wimborne Minster
Guernsey Cornerstone Bar St Peter Port
Heart of Wessex Benett Arms Semley
Isle of Wight Railway Ryde
Jersey The Lamplighter  St Helier
North Hampshire Plough Little London
Portsmouth & SE Hampshire Hole in the Wall Southsea
Salisbury & S Wilts Wyndham Arms Salisbury
Southern Hampshire Flowerpots Cheriton
West Dorset Royal Oak Custom House Quay, Weymouth
West Midlands
Herefordshire Beer In Hand Hereford
Shrewsbury & W Shropshire Prince of Wales Shrewsbury
Telford & E Shropshire The Black Boy Bridgnorth
Burton & South Derbyshire Coopers Tavern Burton
Cannock Sub-branch Cross Keys Hednesford
Dudley & South Staffs Cat Enville
Heart of Staffordshire Olde Rose & Crown Stafford
Lichfield, Sutton & Tamworth Whippet Inn Lichfield
Moorlands Wilkes Head Leek
Potteries Holy Inadequate Etruria
Uttoxeter sub-branch Dog & Partridge Marchington
Wolverhampton Harrows Inn Coven
Coventry & District Bull & Butcher Corley Moor
Heart of Warwickshire Wild Boar Warwick
Lichfield, Sutton & Tamworth Angel Ale House Atherstone
Nuneaton & Bedworth Lord Nelson Ansley
Redditch & Bromsgrove Victoria Works  Studley
Rugby Seven Stars Rugby
Shakespeare Bear (Swans Nest) Stratford-upon-Avon
West Midlands
Birmingham Old Moseley Arms Balsall Heath
Coventry & District Old Windmill Coventry
Dudley & South Staffs Beacon Sedgley
Lichfield, Sutton & Tamworth Bishop Vesey Boldmere
Solihull & District No Entry this year
Stourbridge & Halesowen Robin Hood Amblecote
Walsall Swan Brownhills
Wolverhampton Hail to the Ale Wolverhampton
Redditch & Bromsgrove Holly Bush Bellbroughton
Shakespeare Coach & Horses Harvington
Worcester Three Kings Hanley Castle
Wyre Forest Bell Pensax
West Pennines
Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre The Taps Lytham
Central Lancashire The Ale Emporium Preston
East Lancashire The Admiral Lord Rodney Colme
Lunesdale The Borough Lancaster
Southport Cricketers Ormskirk
Barnsley Old No.7 Barnsley
Bradford Jacobs Beer House Bradford
Cleveland Dr Phil’s Real Ale House Middlesbrough
Darlington Crown Inn  Manfield
Doncaster Corner Pin Doncaster
Halifax & Calderdale Three Pigeons Halifax
Harrogate Harrogate Tap Harrogate
Heavy Woollen Flower Pot Mirfield
Huddersfield Grove Inn Huddersfield
Hull & East Yorkshire Chequers Micropub Beverley
Keighley & Craven Brown Cow Keighley
Leeds Kirkstall Bridge Inn Kirkstall
North West Yorkshire White Hart Country Inn Hawes
Rotherham Beehive Harthill
Scarborough Sun Inn Pickering
Sheffield Kelham Island Tavern Sheffield
Wakefield Junction Castleford
York Maltings York

 Some pubs are missing as a number of branches have not yet selected their pub of the year.