Branch Awards

Annual Awards 2019-2020

At our Branch AGM on 14th January 2020, voting took place for our annual pub/club awards. The results were:

PUB OF THE YEAR : TWISTED VINE ALE HOUSE, Ashton-in-Makerfield
COMMUNITY PUB OF THE YEAR : CROOKE HALL INN, Standish Lower Ground
CLUB OF THE YEAR : STANDISH UNITY CLUB, Standish
CIDER PUB OF THE YEAR : WIGAN CENTRAL, Wigan
BEST NEW CASK OUTLET : SHERRINGTON’S, Wigan

For previous winners of our annual pub and club awards, see :-
Pub of the YearClub of the Year ; Community Pub of the YearCider Pub of the YearBest New Cask Outlet

Pub of the Season

A ‘Pub of the Season’ award is presented on a quarterly basis. Recent winners include:
SPRING 2020 : SHERRINGTON’S, Wigan
WINTER 2019 : SWAN & RAILWAY, Wigan
AUTUMN 2019 : CROOKE HALL INN, Standish Lower Ground
SUMMER 2019 : TWISTED VINE ALE HOUSE, Ashton-in-Makerfield

For previous winners, see Pub of the Season.

Commitment to Real Ale Award

A very special award which is rarely given. This award recognises the long-term commitment of individuals to the real-ale cause. The recipients of this prestigious award are :-

CHRIS & JUNE DOCHERTY – licencees of Docs Symposium, Wigan.
GREG & JENNY LIPTROT – former licencees of the Crooke Hall Inn, Crooke, Standish Lower Ground
IAN THORPE & DONNA ORME – licencees of The Anvil and co-founders/directors of Allgates Brewery
STEWART THOMPSON – founder and head brewer at Mayflower Brewery