The deadline for nominations for this year's Pub of the Year (POTY) competition has now passed.
The number of votes cast, through various means, is UP from last year.
In no particular order, this year’s shortlist consists of:
1) DISPENSARY, Renshaw Street (City Centre)
2) LIME KILN, Fleet Street (City Centre)
3) FRANK HORNBY, Eastway, Maghull (Suburb)
4) THE GRAPES, Knight Street (City Centre)
5) CASK, Queens Drive, Stoneycroft (Suburb)
The judges have been appointed and informed. As the POTY co-ordinator, it is I who appoints the judges and only I know who they all are. There are more judges than ever before and, for the second year running, some of them are non-committee members to both maintain transparency and to give some local members a flavour of how the competition is administered.
They have until mid-March to visit EACH pub at least TWICE and score each visit and then send their findings into me. They will be using NATIONAL scoring criteria as approved by CAMRA HQ.
The branch POTY will be the one with the highest, overall aggregate score and will be announced officially at the MARCH Get-together on March 22nd and then posted on social media followed by the branch website.