LocAle Pub Awards
2013 Nottingham CAMRA LocAle Pub of the Year
The Gate Inn, Awsworth is this years winner.
There are over 120 locAle accredited pubs within the Nottingham area.
The 2013 competition commenced in August 2012 and in each edition of Nottingham Drinker (ND) a number of locAle pubs were featured and by public vote two of those pubs became finalists for the 2013 competition. The twelve finalist pubs were confirmed as:
Flying Horse, Arnold
Hand & Heart
Horse & Groom, Basford
Johnson Arms, Lenton
Poppy & Pint, Lady Bay
Trent Bridge Inn (TBI)
Vat & Fiddle
Judges visited the pubs throughout June and the early part of July and, as expected, scores for each pub were high – these were after all THE finalists. On Thursday 18th July Ray Kirby visited the Gate at Awsworth and was delighted to tell Kim & Steve that they had won the 2013 Nottingham LocAle Pub of the Year award. The presentation took place on Wednesday evening 14, August amidst a disco, morris dancing and food.
2012 Nottingham CAMRA LocAle Pub of the YearThe first winner of our new annual LocAle Pub of the Year competition was the Flying Horse, High Street, Arnold, a pub that someone described as “screams locale from the moment you walk through the door!” Our congratulations go out to them for such an excellent performance. Incidentally, although this did not influence the judging, the Flying Horse does an offer of buy 4 LocAle pints and get one free! On Wednesday 22nd August we presented the award. Both the NCT 58 and the TB Calverton Connection go to Arnold. Get off just after the Ernehale, opposite Wilkinsons and walk along High Street. The return buses stop almost opposite the pub.
The contest was very close indeed and the runner-up was the Poppy and Pint, Lady Bay with the Crown in Beeston coming third. The competition was judged by taking your votes from each edition of Nottingham Drinker, where around 15 LocAle pubs were featured at a time, this allowed us to narrow it down to a shortlist of pubs for the final round of judging where assessors visited each pub on the shortlist to judge them using a laid-down criteria which focused very much, but not entirely, on the ethos of LocAle and the quality of the beer.