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Campaign for Real Ale

Pub Awards - Pub of the Season

The Branch awards its Pub of the Season Award to pubs that are trying that bit harder to promote real ale and a community atmosphere, often in areas not that known for real ale, where real ale is very hard to find. In some cases, the pub might not have sold real ale before. In recent years, pubs that are in the Good Beer Guide have not been eligible for selection but very often a winner does go on to achieve GBG status.

Winter 2019/20 Pub of the Season, The Colonel Fawcett, 1 Randolph Street Camden Town, NW1 0SS, NW1 0TH

Branch Chairman Colin Coyne (left) presents Paul Evans with the Award.

Many pubs off the main drag are suffering with low awareness and footfall often leading to their closure but nothing can be further from the truth for the Colonel Fawcett! And it has been rewarded by winning the Award as the CAMRA North London Winter 2019/20 Winter Pub of the Season. Camden’s hidden gem wins local CAMRA award

Summer 2019 Pub of the Season, The Golden Lion, 88 Royal College Street Camden Town, NW1 0TH

Branch Chairman Colin Coyne (left) presents the Winter Pub of the Season Award to (left to right) Trevor (licensee), Dave Murhpy (owner) and Aaron (licensee)

The Golden Lion in Camden has won the North London Pub of the Season after being saved from closure five years ago. Colin Coyne, North London’s CAMRA Chairman, said ‘we are making this award in recognition of the fact that the Golden Lion is a fine example of the success that can be made of a pub that nearly closed. For more - Golden Lion Winter 2019 Pub of the Season

Winter 2018/2019 Pub of the Season, The Alma, 77-78 Chapel Market, Pentonville, N1 9EX

Photo (left to right): Patrick Mulligan, Alastair Kracke, John Cryne and the pub team

Local pub serving traders and visitors to London’s Chapel Market, Islington has won North London CAMRA’s 2018/19 Winter Pub of the Season Award. John Cryne, North London’s CAMRA Chairman, said ‘The Alma is truly a pub that is used to providing good beer to the local community." Chapel Market Pub wins local CAMRA Award

Summer 2018 Pub of the Season, The Landseer, 37 Landseer Road Upper Holloway, N19 4JU

The Landseer Arms in Upper Holloway is our Summer Pub of the Season. Steve does it again. Upper Holloway Pub wins local CAMRA award Steve Hall (left) accepts the Summer 2018 Pub of the Season Award from Branch Chairman, John Cryne.

Winter 2017/2018 The Dartmouth Arms, 35 York Rise, Kentish Town, NW5 1SP

After two and half years of being closed, the Dartmouth Arms in Kentish Town has won CAMRA North London’s Winter Pub of the Season Award. Saved Pub wins local CAMRA award

Summer 2017 Pub of the Season, Lady Mildmay 92 Mildmay Park, Kingsland, N1 4PR

Branch Chairman John Cryne (left) presents the award for 2017 Summer Pub of the Season to the Lady Mildmay team.

The Lady Mildmay has been awarded the CAMRA North London Summer Pub of the Season Award. The ceremony took place in August where some excellent pints of local beers including Hammerton & Redemption were supped.

Winter 2016/2017 The Mossy Well, 258 Muswell Hill Broadway, Muswell Hill,N10 3SH

Genevieve Gardiner (right) accepts the Award from John Cryne while the cow looks on!

Once the Express Dairy Tea Room, with a milk depot at the rear, the Mossy Well pays homage to its heritage in a number of ways, including a milk float and a cow in the garden (albeit not a real one). But it is another type of liquid that has resulted in the pub gaining an award from CAMRA, the Campaign for Real Ale, namely our Mossy Well Pub of the Season 2016/17

Summer 2016 The Scottish Stores, 2-4 Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, N1 9DU

Ian Collins (far right) and his team accept the 2016 Summer Pub of the Season Award from John Cryne

Winter 2015/2016 The Antwerp Arms, 168 Church Rd., N17 8AS

Summer 2015 The Shaftesbury Tavern, 534 Hornsey Road, N19 3QN

John Cryne and Joe Bishop have a friendly face-off at pub of the Season Award ceremony

The Shaftesbury Tavern Upper Holloway Pub takes local award! in winning CAMRA North London's Summer 2015 Pub of the Season Award.

Winter 2014/2015 The Beehive, Stoneleigh Road, Tottenham, N17 9BQ

The Beehive Tottenham Pub is a First in winning CAMRA North London's Winter 2014/15 Pub of the Sesaon Award, the first pub in Tottenham to do so.

Ian McLaren (CAMRA left) presents Alex Abyad with the Beehive's Award.

Autumn 2014

Duke's Head, 16 Highgate High Street, Highgate, N6 5JG

Celebrations at the Duke's Head, Highgate, as A Highgate pub does it again becoming CAMRA North London's Autumn Pub of the Season. Picture (by Steve Newton) shows from left to right -Lottie Judge (Bar Manager), Tom Harrison (General Manager), John Cryne (CAMRA), Tarik Nashnush, Martin Aberdeen (Owners). The team at The Duke's accept their Autumn Pub of the Season Award from Branch Chairman John Cryne. Picture by Steve Newton.

Winter 2013/2014 Hops & Glory, 382 Essex Road, Canonbury, N1 3PF

Durham Atkinson (left) of Hops & Glory receives the CAMRA North London 2013/2014 Winter Pub of the Season Award from CAMRA's John Cryne.

Summer 2013 The Grafton, 20 Prince of Wales Rd., NW5 3LG

For more information .... Grafton Kentish Town

Picture shows Branch Chairman John Cryne (left) with the pub's management team - Joel, Susie, Aidan and Bel.

Winter 2012/13 The Bull North Hill, Highgate N6 4AB

For more information .... Bull Highgate Owner Dan Fox (left) accepts the Winter Pub of the Season Award from Branch Chairman, Catherine Tonry.

Autumn 2012 Tapping The Admiral 77 Castle Road, NW1 8SU

For more information click...Tapping The Admiral Branch Chairman Catherine Tonry (with the award) and happy staff from Tapping The Admiral on Award Presentation night. Lots of LocAles on tap.

Winter 2011 Snooty Fox 75 Grosvenor Avenue, N5 2NN

Nicole Gale and Jonathan Tingle accept their award from Branch Chairman, John Cryne (middle). This revitalised pub in Canonbury also offers a discount for CAMRA members. In the background Arsenal Tony waits to spin the decks.

Spring 2011 Victoria Stakes 1 Muswell Hill, N10 3TH

This single-bar pub nestling in the foothills of Alexandra Palace, is on the main Finsbury Park to Muswell Hill bus route. Its name comes from a horse race and the theme is reinforced throughout the pub. Now a member of CAMRA's LocAle scheme.

Winter 2010 Charlotte Despard 17-19 Archway Road, N19 3TX

Revitalised gastropub close to Archway gyratory. Charlotte Despard (born Charlotte French) - 1844 to 1839 - was a British born, later Irish based suffragist, novelist and Sinn Féin activist. As The Dog this was a Marlers then a very early Wetherspoons and their corporate offices were above the pub.

Spring 2010 Duke of Wellington 119 Ball's Pond Road, N1 4BL

Ed Mason (left) accepts the Award from Branch Chairman John Cryne. The pub is a member of CAMRA's LocAle scheme. It flies the flag for real ale on the Balls Pond Rd.

Winter 2009 The Old Ale Emporium 405 Green Lanes, N4 1EU

Dave Smith (left) takes the Award from Chairman John Cryne. This small street corner pub has taken great steps to improve real ale on Green Lanes.

Spring 2009 Pineapple 51 Leverton Street, NW5 2NX

Saved from conversion to non-pub use by a vibrant local campaign, the Pineapple and its manager Simon Rennie (left) take the reward for revitalising the pub, which went on to win the Branch Pub of the Year Award.

Winter 2008 Northnineteen 194-196 Sussex Way, N19 4HZ

Branch Treasurer John Whitehouse (left) presents the Award to Tony Cullen whose team have brought back to life a once closed pub in the back streets of Upper Holloway.

Spring 2008 Bree Louise 69 Cobourg Street, NW1 2HH

Winter 2007 Coronet 338 - 346 Holloway Road, N7 6NJ

Spring 2007 Baring 55 Baring Street, N1 3DS

Autumn 2006 Three Compasses 62 High Street, N8 7NX

Winter 2005 Junction Tavern 101 Fortess Road, NW5 1AG

Spring 2004 to Autumn 2005

During 2004 the Branch was engaged in its 30th Anniversary celebrations. A number of pubs received 30th Anniversary Certificates through out the year, and as a result there were no Pub of the Season awards during this period.

Winter 2003 Oakdale Arms 283 Hermitage Road, N4 1NP

Winter 2002 Kings Arms 11a Northington St, WC1N 2JF

Autumn 2002 Rochester Castle 143-145 Stoke Newington High St, N16 0UH

Spring 2002 Beaten Docket 50-56 Cricklewood Broadway, NW2 3ET

Autumn 2001 Dartmouth Arms 35 York Rise, NW5 1SP

Spring 2001 Overdraughts Dane Street, WC1R 4BL

Spring 2000 Pakenham Arms 1 Pakenham Street, WC1X 0LA

Winter 1999 Calthorpe Arms 252 Grays Inn Road, WC1X 8JR

Autumn 1999 Wenlock Arms 26 Wenlock Road, N1 7TA

Autumn/Winter 1998 Head Of Steam 1 Eversholt Street, NW1 2DY

Summer 1998 The Clifton 96 Clifton Hill, NW8 0JT