Pub of the Year
Members vote for the Branch’s entries in the Good Beer Guide (GBG) which are then surveyed and marked in accordance with the GBG guidelines to ensure that they are compliant and worthy of inclusion. Out of more than 130 contenders, the Branch currently selects 12 in the Wiltshire and 1 in the South Gloucestershire sections.
The top 6 of our GBG entries are then scored by a Pub of the Year (PotY) committee in accordance with the National Guidelines. Scores are awarded in six different categories including quality of beer, focus on CAMRA issues, Community focus, value for money, atmosphere/style/décor, service, and welcome.
This process determines our Branch PotY which then goes forward to the Regional competition where we are also involved in surveying those pubs chosen by other Branches in our Region.
Our local rules don’t permit a pub to win for more than 2 years' running.
Branch Pub of the Year Roll of Honour
|2023||The Three Crowns, Chippenham||The Bell, Lacock|
|2022||The Three Crowns, Chippenham||The Prince of Wales, Chippenham|
|2021||Special award for services to their local community during Covid to the Brewery Inn, Seend Cleeve|
|2020||The Prince of Wales, Chippenham||The Three Crowns, Chippenham, and The Bell Inn, Lacock|
|2019||The Bell, Lacock||The Jolly Huntsman, KSM, and The Three Crowns, Chippenham|
|2018||The Bell, Lacock||The Three Crowns, Chippenham, and the Old Road Tavern, Chippenham|
|2017||The Three Crowns, Chippenham||The Bell Inn, Lacock|
|2016||The Three Crowns, Chippenham||The Quarrymans Arms, Box|
|2015||The Bell Inn, Lacock||The Three Crowns, Chippenham|
|2014||The Three Crowns, Chippenham|
|2013||The Three Crowns, Chippenham|
|2012||The Bell Inn, Lacock||The Three Crowns, Chippenham|
|2011||The Bell Inn, Lacock||The Three Crowns, Chippenham|
The Pub of the Year selection process is documented here: Pub of the Year Selection Process.