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Pub of the Year 2018

We have now started to accept nominations for the branch Pub of the Year (POTY) 2018. Paper forms will be made available on the remaining coach trips this year and at all future Get-togethers (including the Christmas Party).

Members are invited to nominate their favourite city centre pub and/or their favourite suburban pub, but you do not have to vote for both. You may vote for a city centre pub and leave the suburban box blank or vice versa. This is the means by which the pubs are selected that go forward to the judging stage. Nominated pub(s) must be within the branch area (i.e not in St Helens, Wirral or Formby etc), so please don't waste your vote.

Only one set of nominations per member will be allowed. They can also be made via the on-line form on the branch website (from October) or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, membership number and nominations. Reminders will be issued through Twitter / Facebook and via the monthly branch newsletter.

The closing date for nominations is SATURDAY, 27th January 2018 @6pm. This is to give ample time for the judging process.

In order to nominate a pub for Pub of the Year 2018, you MUST be a member of the Liverpool & Districts CAMRA branch. Full terms and conditions can be found on the voting page

Andre Fu

Pub of the Year Co-ordinator

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Pub of the Year 2018

We have now started to accept nominations for the branch Pub of the Year (POTY) 2018. Paper forms will be made available on the remaining coach trips this year and at all future Get-togethers (including the Christmas Party).

Members are invited to nominate their favourite city centre pub and/or their favourite suburban pub, but you do not have to vote for both. You may vote for a city centre pub and leave the suburban box blank or vice versa. This is the means by which the pubs are selected that go forward to the judging stage. Nominated pub(s) must be within the branch area (i.e not in St Helens, Wirral or Formby etc), so please don't waste your vote.

Only one set of nominations per member will be allowed. They can also be made via the on-line form on the branch website (from October) or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name, membership number and nominations. Reminders will be issued through Twitter / Facebook and via the monthly branch newsletter.

The closing date for nominations is SATURDAY, 27th January 2018 @6pm. This is to give ample time for the judging process.

In order to nominate a pub for Pub of the Year 2018, you MUST be a member of the Liverpool & Districts CAMRA branch. Full terms and conditions can be found on the voting page

Andre Fu

Pub of the Year Co-ordinator

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Liverpool & Districts POTY Winner 2017

The judging process for this year’s competition is now complete. All the judges have now submitted their scores and I can now announce a winner.

Firstly, before I do, I would like to give a big thank you to all the judges, nine of them in all, for spending their own free time (and money !) to visit all five pubs on the shortlist TWICE in the space of only six weeks...I hope it wasn’t too onerous a task !

Secondly, the competition was very close this year, particularly between the top two, with under 60 points between them...it sounds a lot, but believe me….it isn’t ! 

So it gives me great pleasure to announce CASK as this branch’s Pub of the Year (POTY) for 2017 and to congratulate Ian & Michelle for their continued success, following on from winning the same accolade last year. The pub will now go forward into the Merseyside

POTY round against the winners from Wirral, Southport and St Helens.

I would like to also give a special mention to The Grapes (Knight Street), who finished as 1st runner-up but only just ! They will be presented with a Pub of Excellence Award at our Awards Night later this year as will the other pubs on the short-list:

The Frank Hornby

The Dispensary

The Lime Kiln

 

ALL the judges scored CASK as their top pub and comments made included:

“ a very relaxing, homely and welcoming space”

“spotlessly clean”

“good selection of beer...frequently something entirely new to try...well for me anyway!”

“clean toilets”

“very difficult to find a better conditioned pint in Liverpool in my opinion”

“tasters provided upon request AND over-sized glasses!”

“informative beer board and good use of Untapp’d app for beer descriptions”

 

Subject to confirmation, we will present the POTY shield in CASK to coincide with our May Get-together (17 th May; 8pm start). Details will be posted on the website, social media and in the What’s Brewing newsletter.

 

CASK, 438 Queens Drive, Stoneycroft L13 0AR

THE GRAPES, 60 Roscoe Street, L1 9DW

THE FRANK HORNBY, Eastway, Maghull L31 6BR

THE DISPENSARY, Renshaw Street, L1 2SP

THE LIME KILN, Fleet Street L1 4NR

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Pub of the Year

The on-line voting form for the Pub of the Year (POTY) 2017 competition is now live on the branch website and can be reached by following this link, vote for POTY 2017:  
The form will be available until 6.00pm on 29th January 2017.
Full terms and conditions for the competition can be found at: http://www.liverpoolcamra.org.uk/index.php/awards/poty-2017

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Pub of the Year

The on-line voting form for the Pub of the Year (POTY) 2017 competition is now live on the branch website and can be reached by following this link, vote for POTY 2017:  
The form will be available until 6.00pm on 29th January 2017.
Full terms and conditions for the competition can be found at: http://www.liverpoolcamra.org.uk/index.php/awards/poty-2017

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POTY 2016 Winner

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The result from this year's competition to find Liverpool & Districts CAMRA Pub of the Year (POTY) was a lot closer than in previous years. But I am please to announce the winner is CASK (@LiverpoolCask) in Stoneycroft.

This micropub, located on Queens Drive near the junction with Derby Lane, became the first of it's kind in Liverpool when it opened in July last year. From the number of votes cast by local members for it to be entered into the competition, it has clearly been popular with real ale drinkers from across the branch area. Consequently, the scores given by the judges and positive comments made, further confirm that it met the high standards in all areas needed to win the competition.

As with all micropubs, it serves no alcopops or keg beers. No music or television, just good conversation. Continental bottled beers,wine, cider and perry are available along with a selection of bar snacks. CASK is adorned with memorabilia from former licensed premises and a selection of literature is available to while away the hours whilst enjoying a good pint or two.

Comments made by judges included:

“Excellent beer quality; over-sized glasses was a bonus”

“Beer- related memorabilia added to the style & decor”

“Spotless toilets, better condition than my bathroom at home !”

“Staff know their beers; prompt and friendly service”

“Friendly atmosphere with a good mix of people; somewhere I felt very safe ”

Some concerns were raised about the limited opening hours, but that is the nature of a micropub, so if you are planning a visit, check out the opening hours first by checking out Cask WhatPub entry.

So congratulations to Ian & Michelle for a job well done ! CASK will now go forward to the Merseyside POTY competition. Winner to be announced late June.

A formal presentation of the POTY shield will be made in CASK on Wednesday, 27th April from 8pm. All Welcome

Top 3

Winner - CASK

2nd - Frank Hornby, Eastway, Maghull

3rd - Roscoe Head

The deadline for the Liverpool and Districts Membership to cast their nominations for pubs to be entered into this year's Pub of the Year (POTY) competition has now passed. The votes have been counted, the short-list drawn up and the judges appointed. The short-list comprises of three city-centre pubs and two from the suburbs - see list below. The judges have been contacted individually and anonymously, and only myself as the competition Coordinator, knows who all the judges are.
They have been given the nationally agreed CAMRA criteria against which the pubs will be assessed. Judges should visit each pub AT LEAST TWICE on different days and at different times of day to get a fair impression of the pub.

The winner of the competition will be formally announced initially on our local Branch website through social media and then again at our Get-Together at the Vernon Arms on Wednesday, 16th March. A formal presentation of the award will be made in April.


• The Dispensary,87 Renshaw Street, L1 2SP
• The Roscoe Head, 24 Roscoe St, L1 2SX
• The Lime Kiln, Concert Square, L1 4NR
• Cask 438 Queens Drive, Stoneycroft, L13 0AR
• The Frank Hornby, Eastway, L31 6BR

Andre Fu - Pub of the Year Co-ordinator

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POTY 2015

I am delighted to announce that The Liverpool Pigeon on Endbutt Lane, Crosby(L23 0TR ) (http://www.liverpoolpigeon.co.uk/) has been selected as Liverpool & Districts CAMRA Pub of the Year (POTY) 2015. This is the second year running that this prestigious title has been awarded to the Pigeon, so congratulations once again to Pat & Jackie Moore and barman,Paul, for keeping up the high standards needed to win the competition.

As Merseyside’s first Micropub, it is true to the formula as it serves no spirits, Alcopops or keg beers. No music, just good conversation. Belgian bottled beers are available, and usually two ciders.
It scored highly in all criteria used by the independent judges and positive comments made included:

“high quality beers bought and left to condition properly, producing a quality drink”

“sensible prices; comfortable atmosphere in that you can sit & chat, read the paper, do the crossword or whatever you want to do”

“clean toilets”

“oversized glasses used, meaning there is a perfect head on a full pint”

“when I went it was very busy with a good mix including children & a dog !”

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