Try the new CAMRA Experience. We’re excited to introduce our newly revamped website designed to enhance your journey through the world of beer, cider, and perry.

Try the new site

192,559 CAMRA members

Club Recognition Award

  1. Home
  2. Awards
  3. Club Recognition Award

About the Award

This award is presented by CAMRA to a person, group, organisation, idea, or concept (where a recipient can be identified) that has made an outstanding achievement, commitment, or contribution to the promotion of real ale, cider or perry in clubsThe primary consideration is given to activities over the previous 12 months, however, where there is no outstanding contender in this category, consideration is then given to on-going outstanding work in this field. 


Get your nomination in by 1 September, although nominations can be made at any time. Nominations received by this date are considered for that year’s award(s). 

The Award will normally be announced and awarded in conjunction with Club Mirror at their awards dinner in November. Nominate your pick below.

Photo by Alan Perryman

Eligibility and nominating

  • Any person, group, organisation, idea or concept will be eligible to receive the award. All forms of campaigning activity will be considered.
  • Individuals will not be eligible for this award if their contribution is for or within CAMRA, as Campaigner of the Year is more appropriate. 
  • Clubs are not eligible if their contribution is just selling real ale, cider or perry, as the National Club of the Year award is more appropriate.   
Nominations can be from individuals or groups of people e.g. CAMRA Branches or Regions. Self nomination is acceptable, and nominations from Regional Club Coordinators and RD/NE members are also encouraged.   
This award will not be automatically given annually as it may be decided, after considered discussion that either no presentation will be made, or more than one presentation will be made. 

Nominate your choice for the Club Recognition Award

2023 Club Recognition Award Winners

Phil Cowtan is the secretary and bar/cellarman for the Ladybarn Social Club, Manchester, and during his tenure he has transformed the real ale range. As a result of his commitment and enthusiasm, the Ladybarn Social Club has become a cask ale oasis in what, over the years, has become both a pub and beer desert.  

Kay Drummond of Tanfield Lea Working Men’s Club and Community Club, County Durham was nominated for her dedication over many years to providing and promoting real ale in an area where it is scarce. 

Nigel and Teressa Pickering of Wortley Club, South Yorkshire were recognised for their unparalleled passion for community engagement. Their commitment to giving back to the community serves as an inspiration to all members and reinforces the club’s values of compassion and altruism.