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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.

2023 Club of the Year Finalists Announced


The top four clubs will now have a chance to compete for the National Club of the Year crown. 

Club of the Year Finalists 2023

Tamworth Tap, West Midlands

Cheltenham Motor Club, Cheltenham

This friendly and welcoming club, formed in 1906, is open to all. The bar is decorated with various motoring paraphernalia.

Kings Head, East Anglia

Dobcross Band Social Club, Greater Manchester

The club boasts enjoyable views of the hills of the Saddleworth moors and is famous for its weekly Sunday night band concerts.

Station House, North East

Marden Village Club, Kent

The club was totally renovated in 2017 and refurbished to produce a light, airy and friendly atmosphere.

Horse and Jockey, East Midlands

Parwich Royal British Legion Club, East Midlands

Sitting in the heart of the village and is welcoming to all visitors. It serves at least three real ales, usually from local breweries such as Dancing Duck.  

The Current Champion:

Marden Village Club, Kent

The 2022 Club of the Year winner is the Marden Village Club in Kent, which was completely renovated in 2017 to produce a light, airy, and friendly atmosphere. 

This Grade II listed community hub boasts six real ales generally from local microbreweries and a snooker and darts teams for its members. Many members are involved in these teams; others simply enjoy the friendly ambiance and watch live football and rugby on the sports TV.  

Clubs in the competition are selected by CAMRA volunteers and judged on their atmosphere, decor, welcome, service, value for money, customer mix and most importantly – quality of beer.