Campaign for Real Ale volunteers across the UK judge the pubs in their area to find their branch’s Pub of the Year — looking at value for money, decor, customer service and the quality of their real ale. The local branch winners then go forward to battle it out in the regional heats in their quest to become National Pub of the Year, announced in early 2016.
“Community Pubs Month is about highlighting the important role pubs play in community life and no pubs are better examples of fantastic locals than these 200 CAMRA branch winners.
"Each one of them has been judged the best in their respective area and are well worth seeking out for any would-be ale lovers,” said Tom Stainer, CAMRA head of communications.
CAMRA research earlier this year showed 75% of pubgoers believe a well-run community pub is as important to community life as a post office, local shop or community centre.
“Pubs play an essential role in our communities and are very highly valued, but are still being lost at an alarming rate across the UK,” Stainer added.
“The best way people can protect their local’s future is by getting down there and supporting it, which is why, throughout April, CAMRA will be calling on people to visit their local pub and support them.”
For the list of winning pubs and to download free posters visit the Community Pubs Month website.