Competitions

BGBW Awards 2016

Guild of Beer Writers annual awards 2016

Pete Brown crowned as Beer Writer of the Year 2016 Pete Brown has been named Beer Writer of the Year 2016 at the British Guild of Beer Writers’ annual awards ceremony, staged on 1 December at the Park Lane Hotel in London. Last year’s Beer Writer of the Year and chairman of judges Breandán Kearney said ‘Pete Brown is a worthy Beer Writer of the Year. Whatever he’s writing about, he is unfailingly authoritative, not just about beer or pubs, but the wider world in which they sit and the history that has shaped them. He has a talent for finding [...]

CAMRA

CAMRA announces the four Club of the Year finalists

CAMRA announces finalists for the National Club of the Year competition The CAMRA Club of the Year competition awards is run in conjunction with Club Mirror magazine with the simple aim of finding the best clubs serving real ale most committed to quality real ale – those which offer a fantastic atmosphere, welcoming surroundings and most importantly, top quality real ale served in great condition. Clubs are nominated by CAMRA branches across the country and judged by a panel of volunteer CAMRA members throughout the year. The four finalists are: The Albatross Club (RAFA), Bexhill The Albatross Club won Club of the Year [...]

CAMRA

CAMRA announces the four Pub of the Year finalists

CAMRA announces regional finalists for Pub of the Year competition The finalists include two previous CAMRA National Pub of the Year winners, The Salutation Inn in Ham and the Swan with Two Necks in Pendleton. The four finalists are: George & Dragon, Hudswell: At the heart of the village, this homely multi-roomed country inn has a large beer terrace offering fantastic panoramic views over the Swale Valley. Rescued and refurbished in 2010 after a successful community buyout, it now offers its own library, shop, allotments and various other community facilities, as well as food and drink. Take a look at the [...]