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CAMRA members gathered at the Cleveland Arms, Paddington, at lunchtime on Sunday 16th June to congratulate the Cleveland Arms team on their third-place award for the branch 2013 Pub of the Year. With hundreds and hundreds of pubs within the branch area, it is a magnificent achievement even to be on the short-list let alone come third. The Cleveland has transformed itself over the last few years into a real-ale haven, a friendly local pub serving excellent real ale. The photograph shows branch chairman Les Maggs (left) with landlord John King receiving the award. With his various past CAMRA awards taking up much of the available bar space, John is now wondering where he can put the 2013 one!
The results are in, and we can now announce the winner of this year's Pub of the Year for 2013. This year it is the Churchill Arms in Kensington, a Fuller's pub crammed full of memorabilia and with excellent Real Ale. The picture shows the awards ceremony on Saturday 8 June. Left to right, Les Maggs (branch chairman), Gerry O'Brien, Manager of the Churchill Arms; and John Cryne, London Liaison Committee chairman.
The Pub of the Year runners up are the Cask Pub & Kitchen in Pimlico and the Cleveland Arms, Lancaster Gate.
The presentation at the Cleveland Arms will be held on 16 June at 2 pm and Cask Pub & Kitchen on 25 June at 7:30 pm. All are very welcome!