The ‘Front takes the Double!!

Monday 2 April 2018
CAMRA Kernow Pub of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year 2018

The winners of, CAMRA Kernow (Cornwall Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale) Pubs of the Year 2018 has been decided. Throughout the last year the quality of in excess of 6,000 pints of beer and cider has been scored in Cornwall on the CAMRA whatpub.com application. Theses scores along with visit reports have been used to compile a list of 62 pubs that will make it into the yearly CAMRA Good Beer Guide to represent the Pubs serving the best beer in Cornwall. A selection of the very best pubs have been nominated by the CAMRA Kernow Members to be consider as Pub of the Year or Cider Pub of the year.

CAMRA’s National Pub of the Year considers all the criteria that makes a good pub including fundamentally the beer and cider quality but the overall experience, the cleanliness, the welcome received, the service provided and the positive reflection of CAMRAs aims to promote Beer, Cider and Perry. All CAMRA branches nationally have chosen their pub of the year which then gets entered into 16 regional competitions. The overall winner becoming CAMRA’s National pub of the Year. Our fingers are crossed for regional and national success for our Cornish winners.

The top 4 pubs in the 500+ pubs in Cornwall that were shortlisted in this year’s Pub of the Year title race were the ‘front (Falmouth), the Bell Inn (Launceston), the Red Lion (Newquay) and the Old Ale House (Truro).

The top three Cider Pubs of the Year being named the Stable (Fistral), the ‘front and the Stable (Falmouth).

With a huge cheer and massive congratulations to Matt Reay and his team, it’s a pleasure to announce that the ‘front, Falmouth is named both the CAMRA Kernow Pub of the Year 2018 and the CAMRA Kernow Cider Pub of the Year 2018. This is the first time that any pub has ever taken the Double!

We would like to award a Runner-Up CAMRA Kernow Pub of the Year which goes to the Bell Inn, Launceston who were exceptionally close to the title. Congratulations to Ivor, Linda and their team in Launceston. Making the final selection is a massive accolade in itself and acknowledge highly commended status to the Red Lion, the Old Ale House, the Stable Fistral and the Stable Falmouth.

The 'front now goes into the regional, Exeter and the East, stage of the completion where it is up against

Devon The Beer Engine, Newton St Cyres

Plymouth The Royal Oak, Meavy

North Devon The Bell, Chittlehampton

Somerset The Crossways, West Huntspill

South Devon Bridford Inn, Bridford

for the regional crown.

The first of the official Pub of the Year presentations will kick off on Saturday 14th April in Falmouth.

Where will be heading into the Stable for 12.30pm followed by the ‘front at 1.30pm with the opportunity to taste some fantastic beers and ciders throughout the afternoon in two great venues in one of the best real ale and cider towns in the county. Both the venues are situated next to each other on the Custom House Quay.

Please do come and share in the Pubs success with us. We would love to see you at the presentations or at any of the festivals or events that we host throughout the year as we actively try to protect and promote pubs and promote Real Ale, Cider and Perry. Please help us promote your local. See the website for full details www.cornwall.camra.org.uk. We currently have 1,300 CAMRA members in Cornwall and we will always have some room for some more come and join the fun. We will release the other dates of the highly commended presentations for The Bell, Launceston, Old Ale House, Truro, Red Lion, Newquay and the Stable, Fistral as soon as they’re confirmed.