Congratualations to the overall winner of the Pub Of The Year 2012, which is the Foxhound Inn, Brixton. The branch runs four competitions, namely City Pub Of The Year, Country Pub Of The Year, Overall Pub Of The Year and, for the real cider and perry drinkers, the Cider and Perry Pub Of The Year.
The competition runs as follows:
Each Plymouth CAMRA branch member attending branch meetings can nominate one pub from the city, one from Tavistock market town area, one from Ivybridge market town area and, in addition, one pub serving real cider and perry. Each voting paper is then handed to the Branch Secretary, folded, and then sealed in an envelope until required for vote counting. Two members of the branch committee then total the votes at the end of the voting year (March) and will have the top two pubs from the City licensing area, and one each for the other two areas. The Cider and Perry POTY is the pub with the highest votes. This leaves four pubs, which are then all visited on the same day and final votes are cast. Scores are given for Quality of Real Ale, Atmosphere/Style/Décor, Service/Welcome, Community Focus, Sympathy with CAMRA Aims, and Good Overall Value. The pub with the highest overall score is the branch Pub Of The Year and City or Country POTY as appropriate, and the others as required by their status.
The full results are as follows:
Overall Pub Of The Year 2012 is The Foxhound Inn, Kingsbridge Road, Brixton PL8 2AH.
City Pub Of The Year 2012 is the Prince Maurice, Church Hill, Eggbuckland, PL6 5RJ and Runner-Up is the Clovelly Bay, Boringdon Road, Turnchapel PL9 9TB (last year’s overall winner).
Country Pub Of The Year 2012 is The Foxhound Inn, Kingsbridge Road, Brixton, PL8 2AH and Runner-Up is the Royal Oak, Meavy PL20 6PJ."