Yorkshire Pub of the Year awards

It’s good news once again for Sheffield’s Kelham Island Tavern, which has been named joint runner-up in the Yorkshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2018 competition.

The pub, which has been voted Sheffield & District CAMRA’s Pub of the Year 14 out of the last 15 years, was up against the winners from all of Yorkshire’s branches. With up to 12 real ales available at any time, always including a mild, a porter and a stout, the Kelham Island Tavern is famous among real ale fans nationwide and continues to uphold excellent standards.

For the third year running, the winning establishment was the George & Dragon at Hudswell, near Richmond. The pub, which also won the national CAMRA Pub of the Year award in 2016, was the first community pub in the county and is now a thriving venue serving five cask ales on rotation.

George & Dragon, Hudswell

Joining the Kelham Island Tavern in joint second place was the Victorian Craft Beer Café in Halifax. Opened in 2014, this trendy pub serves 10 hand-pulled real ales and ciders, along with up to 12 craft keg lines and a wide range of continental bottled beers.

Meanwhile, the winner of the Yorkshire Club of the Year award was the Wortley Men’s Club from Barnsley branch, which has now won the accolade five years in a row. The Oakworth Social Club near Keighley was named runner-up.

We would like to extend our congratulations to all the winners. Presentations are set to be arranged for Saturday afternoons during the autumn and we will release details for these online and in Beer Matters as soon as they are known.

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