Thursday, 4 April 2013
It's Community Pubs Month and as such CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, have released a list of the top pubs in Wales, selected by local branches and based on customer service, value for money, decor, customer mix, atmosphere and, of course, the quality of the beer!
Albion Ale House, Conwy, LL32 8FA.
Druid Inn, Goginan, SY23 3NT
The Star, Talybont on Usk, LD3 7YX
Gwaelod Y Garth Inn, South Glamorgan, CF15 9HH
The Queens Hotel, Carmarthen, SA31 1JR
Coach and Horses, Chepstow, NP16 LN (Urban)
Star Inn, LLanfihangel Tor-y Mynydd, NP15 1DT (Rural)
*BEER FESTIVAL THIS FRIDAY 5th April*
Snowdonia Parc Brewpub, Waunfawr, LL55 4AQ
Gwynedd A Mon Branch
Boar's Head, Tyla Garw, Pontyclun, CF72 9EZ
Mid Glamorgan Branch
The Sportsman, Newtown, SY16 2AQ
Taberna Inn, Herbrandston, SA73 3TD
The Fox, Ysceifiog, CH8 8NJ
Vale of Clwyd Branch
The Cross Inn, Cwmfelin, CF349LB
Vale of Glamorgan, Branch
The majority of these winning pubs will now move forward to CAMRA’s Regional Pub of the Year competition (announced in September) with the winner of that award standing a chance of winning CAMRA’s National Pub of the Year (announced in February 2014).
“Community Pubs Month is a month long celebration of the Great British Pub and its importance to the surrounding community. These winning pubs have been voted the best in their local areas by the local CAMRA members and are examples of the kind of well run and valued community pubs we hope to see more of throughout the UK.” Mike Benner, CAMRA Chief Executive.
Community Pubs Month encourages pubs to organise events that will encourage more of the community to use them throughout April. The national campaign also encourages pubs to try different marketing ideas that they may have not tried before. CAMRA hopes the positive outcomes will help pubs in the future.
6,000 pubs across the UK have been sent a promotional packs and are involved in Community Pubs Month. A list of events that have been fed back to CAMRA and happening across Britain can be found here.