National Pub of the Year competition
CAMRA (Campaign for Real Ale) run an annual competition to find the best pub in the UK.
The National Pub of the Year competition was established in 1988.
The competition helps to highlight quality pubs around the UK that are worth seeking out and visiting.
CAMRA Forth Valley
The Corbie Inn, after being voted Forth Valley Members’ Choice, Pub of the Year 2014 is delighted to have been recognised and awarded Pub of the Year 2015 for the Forth Valley Area.
Local CAMRA chairman, Bill Purnell, and another colleague were kind enough to visit on Saturday evening, after their meeting and decision, to confirm winning the award. (They just might have had an ulterior motive for the visit as Doom Bar had just come on tap!)
Pub of the Year Competition
Local CAMRA branches, each year, nominate one pub in their area to be entered.
These 200 pubs then go through a number of regional competitions which whittles them down to 4 pubs to go into the national final.
The chosen pubs in the national final are evaluated on:-
- Quality of the real ales served
- Value for money
- Interior decoration
- Customer service and welcome
So, it’s not the end with a number of regional competitions to negotiate before the big one, The National Pub of the Year.
The criteria for success are ones that are at the forefront of the Corbie Inn‘s thinking about what a good local pub should be.
And, we are delighted that the local CAMRA branch agree and thinks we are achieving these objectives.
But, regardless of the outcome of either the regional or national competitions, having been recognised by CAMRA Forth Valley, after such a short time, as their Pub of the Year for 2015 is justification that we must be doing something right!
And, a guarantee to our real ale lovers that nothing will change in bringing the best cask real ales for their enjoyment from both north and south of the border.