Club of the Year
Club of the Year update
In light of the current restrictions posed by the Coronavirus pandemic, CAMRA has made the decision to cancel the regional, super-regional and final rounds for this year’s Club of the Year competition.
While we are beginning to see a return to normal, not all clubs have or will be able to reopen, and the future of many remains uncertain. Furthermore, the health, safety, and wellbeing of everyone involved in the competition is of paramount importance, we therefore cannot organise visits from judges at this time.
Our clubs need all the support and promotion they can get, and we are encouraging everyone to show their support by visiting their local or ordering beer and cider through CAMRA’s Brew2You app. We are also encouraging our branches to proceed with presenting branch awards at a suitable time to generate much-needed media coverage for these shining examples of fantastic clubs.
We hope to resume judging as normal in 2021.
About the Award
CAMRA campaigns to protect and promote clubs, which are important community assets that promote the social well being of their local area.
The Club of the Year competition is run in conjunction with Club Mirror magazine with the simple aim of finding the best clubs with the greatest commitment to quality real ale – those which offer a fantastic atmosphere, welcoming surroundings and most importantly, top quality real ale served in great condition.
Club of the Year 2019 Winner Announced
Clubs are nominated by CAMRA branches , and are then independently assessed by a panel of CAMRA volunteers throughout the year.
The Current Champion:
Cheltenham Motor Club, Cheltenham
This year’s Club of the Year winner is the Cheltenham Motor Club, which caters to motor enthusiasts. The club has won the prestigious Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) Club of the Year award for the third time, having also taken home the title in 2013 and 2017.
This friendly and welcoming club, established in 1906, has six real ales and three real ciders on tap. It also boasts a draught German beer, a bottled Belgian beer range and two craft keg lines. The club is decorated with motoring paraphernalia and pump clips and continues to run a beer festival every year.
Hear from the Club of the Year Winner 2019
Take a look inside the Cheltenham Motor Club, this year’s winner of the Club of the Year award. Hear from Neil Way, the Club Steward, on what it’s like to be a three-time winner.