Pub News

Press release 5 August 2019

2019 Nottingham “LocAle Pub” of the Year
The annual “LocAle” Pub of the Year is now in its eighth year and the 2019 winner is the Star Inn, Beeston.

In the Nottingham area there are 173 pubs that have received “LocAle” accreditation (they are required to stock a locally brewed beer or cider and the beer/cider must be of good quality).

Each edition of Nottingham Drinker features a selection of the pubs, based on geographical location, and the public are invited to nominate two pubs from each area to produce twelve finalists. This year the finalists were:

Roots, Kimberley
Station Hotel, Hucknall
Star Inn, Beeston
Mellor’s Mews, Eastwood
Robin Hood and Little John, Arnold
Poppy & Pint
Round RobINN, East Leake
Vat & Fiddle
Fox & Grapes, Sneinton
Organ Grinder, Canning Circus
Sir John Borlase Warren, Canning Circus

Judges visit the pubs throughout June and July awarding scores for the quality and the range of locally produced beers and ciders. This year over 70 separate surveys were undertaken.

“As one would expect the finalists were all high-quality pubs – having already won through from the preliminary rounds and the winner therefore had to be outstanding” stated Andrew Ludlow, Secretary, Nottingham CAMRA. He added “The Star Inn is the first pub to have won the award twice and is to be commended on its consistency and high quality beers and ciders”

The prestigious award is to take place at the Star Inn, Beeston on Friday, 9 August 7.30pm.

On being told that the pub had won, Damian McGrath, owner said.” “I can’t believe it what an achievement to win it once was amazing to win it twice is unbelievable I would like to thank everybody at CAMRA, all our great customers & superb Managers & staff” I couldn’t be prouder at this moment in time”



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