Central Lancs

Campaign for Real Ale

Branch Awards

Below are the CAMRA Central Lancashire branch awards. See also the Lancashire Area Awards.

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GEORGE LEE MEMORIAL TROPHY

The George Lee Memorial Trophy (GLMT) is the branch's premier award.

Since 1981 the GLMT Shield has been presented annually to the pub, organisation, or person that is considered by branch members to have done the most for real ale locally during the previous calendar year.

The award is named in memory of a popular former landlord of the Moorbrook in Preston. The Moorbrook was the branch's birthplace in 1973, with George Lee being the branch's first Treasurer.

A shortlist of five or six suitable candidates is drawn up by the CAMRA Central Lancashire branch committee. The winner of the GLMT is then chosen by a vote of CAMRA Central Lancashire members who are present at the branch's Christmas Meeting. The winner of the GLMT is presented with the Shield which is held by them for the whole of the following calendar year. Subsequently they will be presented with a GLMT Certificate which is intended to provide them with a lasting record of their achievement in winning the award.

There have been 38 GLMT awards made.

The award for 2018/19 has gone to Haydn & Angela Williams (of the Cann Bridge Ale House, Higher Walton).

Go to GLMT Award Winners for a full list of the branch's honoured pubs, clubs, and breweries.

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PUB OF THE YEAR

Pub of the Year (POTY) is an award made to recognise the pub in the branch area that is considered to be the best in fulfilling CAMRA' six national POTY objectives (ie. Quality of Beer/Cider/Perry; Style, D├ęcor, Furnishing and Cleanliness; Service, Welcome & Offering; Community Focus and Atmosphere; Alignment with CAMRA Principles; and Overall Impression).

The POTY is chosen by a vote that is open to all CAMRA members that are resident within the CAMRA Central Lancashire branch area.

Each year the branch's POTY will be entered for the Lancashire POTY award. See Lancashire Area Awards.

Pub of the Year is a new award which has been made for the first time in 2018.

The pub selected for the 2018 award was the Guild Ale House, Preston. Go to POTY 2018 for more information about this award.

The pub selected for the 2019 award is the Moorbrook, Preston. Go to POTY 2019 for more information about this award.

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COMMUNITY PUB OF THE YEAR

The Community POTY is chosen by those present at CAMRA Central Lancashire committee meetings. Previously nominations can be accepted from local CAMRA members, with a shortlist of candidates being drawn up for consideration.

This is a new award which was made for the first time in 2018.

The pub selected for the 2018 award was the Black Bull, Penwortham. Go to Community POTY 2018 for more information about this award.

The pub selected for the 2019 award is the Potters Arms, Chorley. Go to Community POTY 2019 for more information about this award.

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MOST IMPROVED PUB OF THE YEAR

The Most Improved POTY is chosen by those present at CAMRA Central Lancashire committee meetings. Previously nominations can be accepted from local CAMRA members, with a shortlist of candidates being drawn up for consideration.

This is a new award which was made for the first time in 2018.

The pub selected for the 2018 award was the Masons Arms, Chorley. Go to Most Improved POTY 2018 for more information about this award.

The pub selected for the 2019 award is the Vinyl Tap, Preston. Go to Most Improved POTY 2019 for more information about this award.

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CLUB OF THE YEAR

Club of the Year (COTY) is an award made to recognise the club in the branch area that is considered to have done the most for real ale during the previous calendar year.

The COTY is chosen by those present at CAMRA Central Lancashire committee meetings. Previously nominations can be accepted from local CAMRA members, with a shortlist of candidates being drawn up for consideration.

Each year the branch's COTY will be entered for the Lancashire COTY award. See Lancashire Area Awards.

The first CAMRA Central Lancashire COTY was chosen for 2015, although in previous years there had been several instances of clubs winning the above described George Lee Memorial Trophy award.

The club selected for the 2018 award was the Trades Hall Club & Institute, Bamber Bridge.

There was no award made in 2019.

Go to COTY Winners for a full list of the branch's honoured clubs.

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CIDER PUB OF THE YEAR

The Cider Pub of the Year (Cider POTY) is an award made to recognise the pub in the branch area that is considered to be doing the most to promote the availability of real cider.

The Cider POTY is chosen by those present at CAMRA Central Lancashire committee meetings. Previously nominations can be accepted from local CAMRA members, with a shortlist of candidates being drawn up for consideration.

Each year the branch's Cider POTY will be entered for the West Pennines Regional Cider POTY award. See West Pennines Cider POTY Winners.

The first CAMRA Central Lancashire Cider POTY was chosen for 2015.

The pub selected for the 2019 award is the Market Tap, Preston.

Go to Cider POTY Winners for a full list of the branch's honoured pubs.

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PUB OF THE SEASON

The Pub of the Season (POTS) is an award normally made in association with the branch producing a new issue of Ale Cry.

Since 1996 POTS certificates have been presented to landlords and landladies throughout the branch area in an attempt to provide them with some recognition for their efforts in making real ale available locally.

Over the years the Central Lancashire branch committee have given POTS awards to a wide variety of different pubs. It should be appreciated that recipients of the POTS award may not necessarily be the best or more popular pubs in the branch area, but they will be pubs that are doing something that little bit exceptional in promoting the availability of real ale locally.

There have been 88 POTS awards made and so far there have been 88 different pubs recognised.

The Plug & Taps, Preston is the current holder for Autumn 2019.

Go to POTS Award Winners for a full list of the branch's honoured pubs.

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