CAMRA top 16 clubs in the UK revealed

By Rebecca Weller

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Club of the Year 2023: CAMRA unveils top 16 clubs in the country (Pictured: Mardon Village Club)
Club of the Year 2023: CAMRA unveils top 16 clubs in the country (Pictured: Mardon Village Club)

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The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has announced its top 16 clubs in the country.

Announced as part of the consumer organisations Club of the Year Competition 2023, the top 16 regional finalists will now compete for the National Club of the Year title.

The final four, which are expected to be announced in early October, will then be invited to the Club Mirror Awards at the end of November, where one will be crowned national Club of the Year. The overall winner will be announced early in 2024. 

Amazing venues 

National Coordinator for the Club of the Year competition Phil Gregg said: “I am delighted to be able to announce the top clubs in the UK. This competition aims to highlight the very best examples of what a social club can be. 

“These amazing venues are a vital part of communities across the UK, promoting social well-being in their local areas and providing an important hub for local residents. 

“All pubs and clubs have faced many challenges since the pandemic, with the cost-of-living crisis, soaring business rates and energy costs.

“These shining examples are a real testament to their determination, professionalism and support for their communities.” 

Shining example 

The aim of the competition is to seek out the best clubs, all showcasing their commitment to a fantastic atmosphere, welcoming surroundings and most importantly, top quality real ale, cider and perry served in great condition. 

This comes as CAMRA last week announced the top 16 regional pubs in the country ​as part of its National Pub of the Year competition, all of which will now go forward to the final of the National Pub of the Year 2023 awards.

National coordinator for the Pub of the Year competition Andrea Briers said: “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.”

CAMRA top 16 clubs in the UK 2023

Central Southern ​ 

Hungerford Club 

East Anglia

Caxton Club

East Midlands​ 

Parwich Royal British Legion Club 

Greater London​ 

Leyton Orient Supporters Trust 

Greater Manchester​ 

Dobcross Band Social Club 


Marden Village Club 

Merseyside – Cheshire​ 

Victoria Club 

North East​ 

The Mid Boldon Club 

Scotland & Northern Ireland​ 

Cambusdoon Sports Club 

South West​ 

Cheltenham Motor Club 

Surrey & Sussex​ 

RAFA Club (Albatross) 


Esplanade Club 

Wessex and Channel Islands​ 

Corfe Castle Club 

West Midlands

Firs Club 

West Pennines​ 

Whitworth Vale & Healey Band Club 


Wortley Club  

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