Pubs of the Year & Season

Pub of the Year 2022

Congratulations to the The Blue Bell, Fossgate on being awarded our Pub of the Year 2022!

A well-deserved winner among a tough field of eight excellent nominees. Thank you also to all members who helped whittle down the hundreds of fantastic pubs in our branch area and who ranked the final shortlist.

Congratulating the Blue Bell on their win, Chairman Chris Tregellis said:

“Whenever I visit the Blue Bell I always seem to get into a pleasant conversation with someone and always enjoy the experience. It’s fitting that the Blue Bell should be our 2022 Pub of the Year and I look forward to chatting to many more real ale drinkers on 22nd June when the presentation is made.”

We are looking forward to celebrating The Blue Bell at our presentation evening on June 22 alongside CAMRA members and regulars.

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/20059845.blue-bell-york-scoops-camra-pub-year-2022/


York CAMRA have been choosing a Pub of the Year since 1995. We start to choose this in autumn. Members on our email network are invited to nominate up to three York and three non-York (outside the outer ring road) pubs for the award. Any pub that sells real ale in the branch area can be nominated, except for last year’s winner.

A standard, scored survey form is needed for each nomination. From all valid nominations, a shortlist of around six is compiled from those receiving the most nominations. Survey forms are then invited from the full membership over the winter. During this time, social opportunities are organised for all shortlisted pubs and members are encouraged to try them out. All valid survey forms are then collated in mid-February and the result declared in March.

Since 2015 we have also been presenting an award Club of the Year and Cider Pub of the Year.

List of previous Pub of the Year winners


Pub of the Season

Every quarter we select a Town and a Country Pub of the Season. This is done by ballot at our branch meetings in October, January, April and July. We make a conscious effort to spread the net as widely as possible and we are still finding new pubs that we feel are worth bringing to the drinking public’s attention; we see no point in choosing our own personal favourites again and again. There’s a full list of all the previous winners below.

Shortlists of three are agreed from all nominations received at the preceding branch meeting. Any branch member can make nomination(s) to the Secretary before the meeting by email, telephone or letter. Any pub that sells real ale in the branch area can be nominated, except any that have won the award in the previous year. You need to be prepared to briefly address the meeting (or find someone else to do it on your behalf) on why your pub(s) should be chosen. Alternatively, you can submit a written report for the Chair (or another nominated person) to read out to the meeting. We arrange a celebration event at the winning pubs and it is traditional for the nominator to present the coveted framed certificate.

Current Pub of the Season winners

SeasonCity Pub WinnerTown & Country Winner
Spring 2022The Minster Inn, MarygateThe Doghouse, Selby
Winter 2021The Ackhorne, St Martin's LaneThe Bay Horse, Burythorpe
Autumn 2021None awarded due to Covid-19 None awarded due to Covid-19
Summer 2021None awarded due to Covid-19 None awarded due to Covid-19
Spring 2021None awarded due to Covid-19 None awarded due to Covid-19
Winter 2020None awarded due to Covid-19 None awarded due to Covid-19
Autumn 2020None awarded due to Covid-19 None awarded due to Covid-19
Summer 2020None awarded due to Covid-19 None awarded due to Covid-19
Spring 2020None awarded due to Covid-19 None awarded due to Covid-19
Winter 2019The Shambles Tavern, ShamblesThe Marcia Inn, Bishopthorpe
Autumn 2019The Knavesmire Hotel, Albermarle RoadThe Coach House Inn, Rosedale
Summer 2019The Volunteer Arms, Watson StreetThe Doghouse, Selby
Spring 2019The House of the Trembling Madness, LendalThe Market Tap, Pocklington
Winter 2018The Fox, Holgate RoadThe Three Hares Inn, Bilbrough
Autumn 2018The Gillygate, GillygateThe Golden Lion, Helperby
Summer 2018The Wellington Inn, Alma TerraceThe New Inn, Cliffe
Spring 2018Three Legged Mare, High PetergateThe Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge
Winter 2017The Swan, ClementhorpeThe Blacksmiths Arms, Lastingham
Autumn 2017The Ackhorne, St Martin's LaneThe Hare and Hounds, Holme-on-Spalding Moor
Summer 2017Slip InnGeorge & Dragon, West Haddlesey
Spring 2017Brew YorkBay Horse, Burythorpe
Winter 2016Blue Bell, YorkMoors Inn, Appleton le Moors
Autumn 2016Eagle & Child, YorkLord Collingwood, Upper Poppleton

List of previous award winners