Our Pub of the Year competition celebrates our area’s best pubs for drinking real ale that embraces CAMRA’s consumer values.
The winning pubs are selected in a two stage process. We start with all the pubs that have either won a Pub of the Month award over the last year or have been awarded a place in the current Good Beer Guide.
Membership vote to create a top pubs shortlist by area
Judges visit to rank the shortlisted pubs
The judging team is made up of a variety of people, male and female, young and old, each visits every pub individually and scores the pubs against a set criteria:
Quality of real ale, cider and perry
Style, decor and cleanliness
Service, welcome and offering
Community focus and atmosphere
Alignment with CAMRA principles
We make two main awards, a Sheffield Pub of the Year for the Yorkshire part of our branch area and a District Pub of the Year for the Derbyshire part. Each are the entered into the respective county round for the national competition.
We also participate in the Cider Pub of the Year competition by selecting a pub in Sheffield that offers and promotes a good range of quality cider which we enter in the Yorkshire competition, the winners of which are entered into the national competition . To qualify a pubs must serve cider that meets CAMRA’s definition of real cider/perry which basically speaking is cider that is made purely by fermenting freshly pressed apple or pear juice, never from concentrate, with any added flavours being natural too. More details on this can be found on the national CAMRA website.