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Branch Pub of the Year

Every year we ask our members what they regard as an outstanding Pub within the branch area. A list is then subsequently compiled and members asked to vote on the best three from this list. These Pubs are then visited and the final votes cast.

2016

Our members have completed judging the 3 candidates listed below for our Branch Pub of the Year 2016. This year the winner was The Mason's Arms again, which was announced at the the Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival. Congratulations to Rae Williams and her staff!

  1. The Mason's Arms, 41 Walpole Road, Teddington, TW11 8PJ GBG 2017 page 316
  2. The Express Tavern, 56 Kew Bridge Road, Brentford, TW8 0EW GBG 2017 page 315
  3. The Sussex Arms, 15 Staines Road, Twickenham, TW2 5BG GBG 2017 page 317

The Express Tavern and Sussex Arms were joint runners-up.

Presentation on the stage at the Twickenham Beer and Cider Festival

2015

The results of voting for this years Pub of the Year, as announced at the 2015 Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival, were:

The Masons Arms in Teddington - Winner!
Sussex Arms in Twickenham - Runner-up.

Dr Tania Mathias MP presents the award for Richmond and Hounslow Camra Pub of the Year 2015 to Rae Williams, landlady of the Masons Arms.

Photo: Dr Tania Mathias MP with Rae Williams

The award was presented at the Festival by Twickenham MP Tania Mathias with Charles Owens the Richmond & Hounslow branch Chairman.

Congratulations to Rae Williams and her staff.

2014

Photo: Mick Laker and Paula accepts the Branch Pub of The Year certificate on behalf of the Rifleman from Charles Owens - CAMRA Branch Chairman - at the pub on 17th December 2014. From left to right: Colette, Fiona, Dan, Paula, Mike & Charles.

Past 'Pub of the Year' Winners

 

Year Pub Town
2017??-
2016Masons ArmsTeddington
2015Masons ArmsTeddington
2014RiflemanTwickenham
2013Sussex ArmsTwickenham
2012Sussex ArmsTwickenham
2011Prince of WalesTwickenham
2010Red LionIsleworth
2009Red LionIsleworth
2008The RoebuckHampton Hill
2007The RoebuckRichmond
2006LionTeddington
2005LionTeddington
2004Red LionIsleworth
2003Red LionIsleworth
2002Rose of DenmarkBarnes
2001Rose of DenmarkBarnes
2000Magpie & CrownBrentford
1999Magpie & CrownBrentford
1998Coach & HorsesBarnes
1997White CrossRichmond
1996White HartHampton
1995Triple CrownRichmond
1994Triple CrownRichmond
1993Queen DowagerTeddington
1992White Cross Richmond

2013

Branch members have spent the last few months visiting and re-visiting all our key pubs and have marked each one according to strich CAMRA criteria. This year when all votes were added up there was for the second year running an unequivocal winner. The Sussex Arms Ale and Cider House at 15 Staines Rd, Twickenham [GBG 2014 page 314]. The runner-up was the Rifleman, 7 Fourth Cross Rd, Twickenham, TW2 5EL [GBG 2014 page 314]. The presentation took place on Thursday 17th in the Clarendon Hall at YORK HOUSE Richmond Road, Twickenham.

2013 Photographs by Paul Leonard

Photo by Paul Leonard: The official presentation of the Richmond & Hounslow Branch Pub of the Year award for 2013 took place at the Sussex Arms in Twickenham on the 9th Jan 2014. The picture shows Fin Gloyn and Alex McKenna receiving the award from Charles Owens the Branch Chairman.

Branch Pub of the Year winner

 

Photo: Councillor Clare Head presents the certificate to Andy Barlow's represenative from the Sussex Arms at the Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival.

Branch Pub of the Year winner

 

Photo: Councillor Clare Head presents the runner-up certificate to Mick Laker from the Rifleman at the Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival.

Clare Head and Mick Laker

2012

Peter Brew and Ashley Zobell at the Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival.
Photograph by Paul Leonard

Branch Pub of the Year winners, Peter Brew and Ashley Zobell

2011

Members present at the Branch Meeting in September together with postal returns were assessed to produce the three candidates for Pub of the Year. Those interested in doing so would be asked to 'score' the 3 pubs concerned on the same basis as the London Regional PotY scoring system, to arrive at a final decision on the 13th Oct. The three pubs chosen (in no particular order) were:

And after the scores were assesed the winner was The Prince of Wales. The presentation night was on Thursday 27th at the 11th Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival.

Photo: Brian Kirton presents the certificate to Gavin Norman (left) in the pub.

PotY 2011 presentation to Gavin Norman  at the Prince of Wales on the 1st Dec

2010

The pubs chosen (in no particular order) were:

And the winner for the second year running is The Red Lion. The presentation night was on Friday 14th Jan 2011.

Photo: Brian Kirton with Roy Hurry presents the certificate to Paul Andrews and Louisa.

Photograph by George Gimber

PotY 2010 presentation to Paul Andrews and Louisa on stage at the Red Lion

Photo below: Brian Kirton presents the Runner-up certificate to Terry Himpfen.

PotY 2010 presentation to Terry Himpfen on stage at the Red Lion

2009

The four finalists that scored the most votes during the October branch meeting were as follows:

And the winner is! The Red Lion.

Photo: Andy Pirson presents the certificate to Paul Andrews and Louisa on Mon 14th Dec '09.

PotY presentation to Paul Andrews and Louisa on stage at the Red Lion

2008

Pub of the Year Presentation at the Twickenham Beer & Cider Festival - 23rd Oct.

PotY presentation to Terry Himpfen (winner) and Derek O’Brien (runner-up)

Brian Kirton - CAMRA Branch Chairman - presents the Certificates to Terry Himpfen of The Roebuck, Hampton Hill (winner) and Derek O’Brien O’Brien’s, Brentford (runner-up).

2007

Pub of the Year Presentation at the Roebuck, Richmond Hill on 14th Dec.

PotY presentation to Paul at the Roebuck

Below: Pub of the Year Presentation at the Twickenham Beer Festival 2007
The three finalists Paul and Marie

From left to right: Dereck O'Brien (O'Brien), Paul Weymouth, Marie Sullivan, (Roebuck) and George Middlemiss (Prince of Wales).

Our Pub of The Year 2007 declared on Thursday evening at the Beer Festival is the Roebuck, 130 Richmond Hill, Richmond. The two runners-up were The Prince of Wales, 136 Hampton Rd, Twickenham and O'Brien's, 11 London Rd, Brentford.

2006

Myf and Don receive award from Brian Kirton (Branch Chairman)The winner for the second year running was the Lion, Teddington. Congratulations! to Don and Myfanwy and all their staff. The two runners-up were The Express, Kew Bridge and Coach & Horses, 27 Barnes High St.

Picture taken on 17th November in the pub.

2005

The winner was The Lion, 27 Wick Road, Teddington. The official presentation took place in the Pub during November.

Pub of the Year Presentation at the Twickenham Beer Festival 2005
The three finalists Don whoops!

Our Pub of The Year 2005 declared on Thursday evening at the Beer Festival is the Lion, Wick Road, Teddington. The two runners-up were The Express, Kew Bridge and Magpie & Crown, Brentford.

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