CAMRA regional Pub of the Year winners revealed

By Rebecca Weller

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CAMRA Pub of the Year 2023: regional winners revealed (Pictured: The Tamowrth Tap in Staffordshire)
CAMRA Pub of the Year 2023: regional winners revealed (Pictured: The Tamowrth Tap in Staffordshire)

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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has announced the regional winners of its National Pub of the Year competition.

Covering the whole country, the top 16 pubs were announced by CAMRA ​on Friday 25 August after battling it out with thousands of pubs across the country to be crowned the winner in their region.

All 16 pubs will no go forward to the final of the National Pub of the Year 2023 awards with the final four expected to be announced in October before the overall is announced in early 2024.

National coordinator for the Pub of the Year competition Andrea Briers said: “I would like to congratulate every one of the pubs for their hard work against a difficult backdrop for the trade with increasing energy costs, business rates and the cost-of-living crisis impacting on people visiting pubs. 

Shining example 

“It is testament to the winners that they are facing these challenges head on and they are a shining example to what can be done.

“I would also like to thank their loyal customers who continue to support them in these difficult times.”

Pubs in the competition are scored on their atmosphere, decor, welcome, service, inclusivity, and overall impression, but most importantly, the quality of live beer, real cider and perry. 

Last year’s winner ​was the Tamworth Tap, Staffordshire, which has once again reached the final 16.

Amazing pubs

Additionally, the Tamworth Tap was also named the Best Pub Garden​ in last year’s Great British Pub Awards (GBPA​).

CAMRA ​recently called for pubs that had been “unlawfully demolished” to be rebuilt “brick by brick” after discovering more than 30 pubs could have suffered such a fate in the last six months, including the Crooked House​ in the West Midlands, which was set ablaze earlier this month and subsequently demolished.

Briers added: “There are thousands of amazing pubs across the country and I would encourage everyone to visit their local and seek out others where they live.

“Not only will that support local businesses, but pubs play a vital part in communities which we want to both protect, promote and see them thrive.” 

CAMRA 16 regional winners 2023

Central Southern ​ 

Butchers Arms, Balscote 

East Anglia​ 

Endeavour, Chelmsford 

East Midlands 

Horse & Jockey, Stapleford 

Greater London 

Hope, Carshalton 

Greater Manchester 

Fox & Pine, Oldham 


Nelson Arms, Tonbridge  

Merseyside – Cheshire 

Turks Head, St Helens 

North East 

Grey Horse, Consett 

Scotland & Northern Ireland 

Hillend Tavern, Dalgety Bay, Fife

South West 

Halfway House, Pitney, Somerset 

Surrey & Sussex 

Watchmaker's Arms, Hove 


Magic Dragon Brewery Tap, Wrexham 


Barking Cat Alehouse, Poole 

West Midlands 

Tamworth Tap, Tamworth 

West Pennines 

Trafalgar Hotel, Ramsey, Isle of Man


Beer Engine, Skipton 

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