The Sheffield & District Pub of the Year competition has now begun. Out of all the pubs in our branch area that have either won a pub of the month award over the last year or got a listing in the current Good Beer Guide we choose an overall winner.
The selection process is two part.
The first part is where ALL our local members are invited to vote for which pubs they think are best. Voting forms will be sent out along with a branch AGM invite very soon – by email to those we have email addresses for, by post to the rest. (You can check we have your correct contact details by logging in to the members section of www.camra.org.uk). The members vote forms a shortlist of likely winners.
The second part is our team of judging volunteers visit the pubs on the shortlist, one at a time, and score the pubs on a variety of criteria – the same criteria used for the national competition. The number one criteria is the availability and consistent quality of the real ale. Other things considered are atmosphere, decor, welcome & service, clientele mix, value for money, cleanliness and sympathy with CAMRA’s aims.
we make two awards – a Sheffield Pub of the Year for pubs within the City boundaries – this winner gets put forward into the Yorkshire competition – and District Pub of the year for pubs in the Derbyshire part of our branch which goes forward into the Derbyshire competition. Winners of the county competition are then in the national competition.
Our winners in recent years include the Kelham Island Tavern, Shakespeare’s on Gibralter Street and the Anglers Rest in Millers Dale.
We will announce the winner of the 2016 competition at or before the branch AGM on 5th April.