In the past some mystery has surrounded how Wirral Branch selects our Pub of the Year. The Branch Committee has reviewed the process and looked at best practice from other Branches. We are anxious to avoid any possibility of vote rigging or other bad practices and we are therefore publishing the process we have adopted.
  • Nominations are invited from November and must be submitted by the second Thursday in December (the December Branch meeting).
  • This is not a voting process so only one nomination is needed for each pub.
  • Any CAMRA Wirral Branch member may nominate a pub (as defined by CAMRA) within the Wirral Branch area (Wirral Borough plus post code CH64 in Cheshire).
  • Nominations may be made at Wirral Branch meetings or by email to .
  • The minimum criteria for nomination will be the same as for selection for a Branch pub entry in Good Beer Guide - the pub must have been selling real ale in excellent condition for at least 6 months.
  • No pub may win the award on more than three consecutive occasions.
  • The Committee will review nominations to exclude pubs which don't qualify (e.g. no real ale throughout the last 6 months or beer quality reported by several members as not sufficiently high standard) and draw up shortlist.
  • A Sub Committee will visit all shortlisted pubs and score each pub using the same scoring system as the National and Regional Pub of the Year awards. The factors to be scored are (1) Quality of Beer, (2) Style, Decor, Furnishing & Cleanliness, (3) Service, Welcome & Offering, (4) Community Focus & Atmosphere, (5) Alignment with CAMRA Principles and (6) Overall Impression. For more information see here
  • The Committee may decide not to make an award in any year if no pub is considered good enough.
  • The winner will be announced at the Wirral Branch AGM in February.

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