Local CAMRA annual awards

Bromley branch have announced the winners and runners up in their Pub of the Year competition and their Club of the Year. These are:

There were joint runners up in the Pub of the Year competition: the Star & Garter, Bromley and the Three Hounds Beer Cafe, Beckenham. The judges were so impressed with the overall quality of the pubs that were shortlisted that they decided to give ‘Highly Commended’ awards to the Partridge, Bromley, the Queen’s Head, Downe and the Real Ale Way, West Wickham.

East London & City
CAMRA’s East London & City branch have also announced their pub and club awards for 2024. The winners, voted for by branch members, are:

All now go forward to the respective regional competitions. Presentations will be arranged in due course and will be reported here.

Enfield & Barnet
The branch’s Pub of the Year for 2024 is the Little Green Dragon Ale House in Winchmore Hill.
The runner up is the Elephant Inn in North Finchley.

North London
The branch Cider Pub of the Year award for 2024 has gone to the King Charles I in Kings Cross.

The presentation was made at the branch’s lunchtime social on 17 January. Branch chairman Colin Coyne (right) did the honours. The pub rates two stars on CAMRA’s register of pub interiors of historic interest.

Richmond & Hounslow
Richmond & Hounslow branch’s Pub of the Year for 2023 was announced at the Twickenham Beer Festival in November. It was, for the fifth time in the last eight years, the Masons Arms in Teddington. The photo shows happy branch members surrounding landlady Rae Williams.

The certificate was presented by branch chairman Bob Gordon (standing behind Rae) on 4 March. Judging is carried out confidentially by members visiting all of the branch’s eligible pubs and scoring them against challenging criteria, including beer quality, value, community involvement, welcome and support for CAMRA aims. The Masons Arms richly deserves this award and is well worth a visit.
John Austin (and photo)

West London
West London branch have announced the winner of their Pub of the Year competition. Based on votes cast by branch members, the winner is the Grade II-listed Victoria (Fuller’s) in Paddington. The runner up, by just one point, was the Star Tavern (Fuller’s) in Belgravia with the Antelope (Fuller’s), also in Belgravia, coming in third. The Victoria has been the runner up in the competition on a number of occasions, so it is good to see it winning at last and the branch offers its congratulations to the manager Chris Cochran.
Paul Charlton