Pub Of The Year

Pub of The Year Competition.

The branch runs five categories within the main Pub of The Year (POTY) competition. These are City POTY, Country POTY, Cider & Perry POTY and Club of The Year, with the pub scoring the most votes being named as the overall Branch Pub Of The Year. This then goes forward to the Regional POTY Competition, and subsequently, the National Pub of the Year Competition should it be successful at a regional level.

The competition runs as follows: Each Plymouth branch member who appears on the CAMRA national Membership System on 18th December will be contacted by the branch Membership Secretary. Each member will be entitled to vote for their choice of cask ale pub, plus a cider & perry pub (which may be one they have already voted for), and a club. Members are advised to include the address of the pub they are voting for, as there are numerous pubs called King’s/Queen’s Head/Arms, etc. Votes without the address will be excluded if there is any doubt! Voting will close at midnight on 31st January each year.

Votes can be cast via email or letter. In either case, your name AND membership number MUST be clearly stated – joint members MUST state that they are joint members.

Members can only vote once! Only those pubs listed on the Pub Guide are eligible.

The Branch Committee will ensure that all winners comply with current CAMRA policy. When voting, members may want to take into account of not only the quality of all real ales available, but also the atmosphere/style/décor of the pub, the service/welcome they receive, community focus of the pub, any sympathy with CAMRA aims, and good overall value. The pub with the overall highest score will be the branch Pub Of The Year and the city/country POTY as appropriate, and the others as required by their status.

Please note: POTY voting criteria is under review for the POTY 2020 competition. Please check back here for updated competition rules by Christmas 2019.

2019 Winners

  • Overall Branch Pub Of The Year 2019 is Fortescue Hotel, Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 6JQ.
  • City Pub Of The Year 2019 is the Fortescue Hotel, Mutley Plain, Plymouth PL4 6JQ and Runner-Up is the Dolphin Hotel, 14, The Barbican, Plymouth, PL1 2LS.
  • Country Pub Of The Year 2019 is Royal Oak Inn, Meavy PL20 6PJ, and the Runner Up is Foxhound Inn, Kingsbridge Road, Brixton PL8 2AH.
  • The Cider and Perry Pub Of The Year 2019 is the Fortescue Hotel, Mutley Plain, Plymouth.
  • The Club Of The Year 2019 is the Fawn Private Members Club, 39, Prospect Street, Greenbank, Plymouth PL4.

2019 Top 10 Pubs

Pub of The Year 2020 Voting

Voting for the branch Pub Of The Year 2020 will open on Wednesday 1st January and close at midnight on Friday 31st January 2020 (TBC). Members may submit their votes either by post or via email to ku.gro.armac.htuomylp@ytophtuomylp. Please use your full name and your membership number to validate your vote. Voting is not yet open and is CLOSED!

Voting forms

Branch Members MUST sign in to be able to download the forms.

Download the WORD or PDF Voting Form (when available) - Voting closed at midnight on Thursday 31 January 2019.