On the 19th July we once again held our annual awards ceremony in the beautiful grounds of KIND.
The Branches Pub of the of the year and its four runners up were chosen by our members (seePOTY 2011 article)
The runners up each receive a 'Pub of Excellence' award.
Then at the May Get-together branch members were asked for nominations for other pubs with suggestions for appropriate awards. In addition to this an award was presented to Augustus John who were voted joint 2nd in the Regional 'Cider Pub of the Year Awards'.
The awards are as follows, congratulations to all concerned.
|Pub of the Year||The Dispensary|
|Pub of Excellence||The Lion|
|Pub of Excellence||Vernon Arms|
|Pub of Excellence||Roscoe Head|
|Pub of Excellence||Ship & Mitre|
|Cider Award||Augustus John|
|Pub of Culture||Belvedere|
|Community Pub||Peter Kavanagh|
|Pub of Live Music||Caledonia|
|Real Ale Renaissance||Old Bank, Waterloo|
|Bar Person Award||Joe Power, Everyman|
Pub Of The Year (POTY)
Earlier this year members of the branch were asked to vote for their top 3 POTY pubs. This was done via emailing all members, an article on Face book and by asking for members vote at the Liverpool Beer Festival. In total 130 votes were cast.
A scoring system of 3 points for 1st choice, 2 for 2nd choice and 1 for 3rd choice was used to draw up a list of top ten pubs. From this list the top 5 went forward to be judged against the national POTY criteria. After which the branch POTY was the Dispensary.
Results when judged against national POTY criteria
|Ship & Mitre||416|
(Maximum score 650)
The Dispensary now goes forward to judging for the first stage of the Regional Pub of the Year along 3 other regional pubs:-
Details of the winner of this round of judging to follow.
The Merseyside Pub of the Year was announced at the Regional meeting on Saturday and is Gallaghers in Birkenhead - Congratulations to all concerned.
Gallaghers will now go forward along with Hops in Crewe and The Bridge End in Ruabon to the Regional POTY judging.
Saturday 29th October
Regional pub of the year award day.
Bridge Edge Inn Ruabon 4pm.
The pub's brewery is due to be officially launched on the day.
You can join Tony travelling to Ruabon with an Arriva North West ticket (day ticket £4.40)
Bus to Chester (route 401 from Sir Thomas Street)(every 20 minutes)(journey time 75 minutes)
Bus to Wrexham (route 1)(every 12 minutes)(journey time 45 minutes)
Bus to Ruabon (route 2)(every 15 minutes)(journey time 17 minutes)
The last 401 bus from Chester to Liverpool leaves at 1901. Check the Arriva Bus website for more information.
For more detailed information on the best pubs in our branch area check out the 2013 Good Beer Guide. This edition has detailed information on 40 pubs in our area. If you buy through CAMRA we will make more profit which will be reinvested into campaigning. For more information check out the website. For information on how you can contribute to the Good Beer Guide check out the article on beer scoring and survey trips.