Award winners 2018

Every year the branch gives awards to pubs and people in the branch area. The awards were presented at the branch awards night at the Hopbine. This year’s winners were:

Pub of the year: Maypole, Cambridge

Cider pub of the year: Plough, Shepreth

Young members’ pub of the year: Mill, Cambridge

Club of the year: Bottisham Community Sports & Social Club

Lifetime achievement: Mark Donachy (formerly of the Red Lion, Histon)

LocAle pub of the year, rural: Carpenters Arms, Great Wilbraham

LocAle pub of the year, city: Hopbine, Cambridge

Community pub of the year, rural: White Lion, Sawston

Community pub of the year, city: Champion of the Thames, Cambridge

Most improved pub of the year, rural: Hare & Hounds, Harlton

Most improved pub of the year, city: Waterman, Cambridge

Dark ale pub of the year: Red Lion, Histon

Cambridge University Real Ale Society pub of the year: Hopbine, Cambridge

Dog friendly pub of the year: Alexandra Arms, Cambridge

Real Ale Champions:

  • Bert & Clare Kenward (beer festival organiser and beer festival organiser organiser, 20102017)
  • Lauren Hodges (formerly of the Mill and Waterman)

As well as these branch awards we also presented awards for CAMRA’s Champion Beer of East Anglia competition to some of our local brewers. Milton Brewery won Gold in the old ale category for Medusa, Gold in the stout category for Nero, Silver in the Best Bitter category for Sparta and Silver in the strong bitter category for Cyclops. Moonshine Brewery won Silver in the speciality category for Chocolate Orange Stout. And Cambridge Brewing Company won Silver in the porter category for Night Porter.

Congratulations to all award winners.