BOLTON CAMRA – PUB OF THE SEASON & PUB OF THE YEAR VOTING GUIDANCE
Judging a pub can never be an exact science but hopefully these notes will help make clearer what you should be looking for.
MAIN CRITERIA TO BE USED FOR ALL PUBS
Quality of Real Ale and/or Real Cider or Perry
The most important single factor in judging a pub for a CAMRA award. Quality always wins over number of beers/ciders on offer, though having a range of beer/cider styles may be a factor, provided that quality is high.
Is it a nice place to be? Does the style show respect for the building?
Service and Welcome
Is the service prompt, efficient and friendly? Do you get full measure or at least a top up without having to ask?
A good pub is one where anyone can go in and feel comfortable, whoever they are. Is there anything about the pub which might cause discomfort (physical or otherwise) to certain groups?
Sympathy With CAMRA Aims
Is cask beer/real cider promoted? Is information offered about the ales/ciders sold?
Value for money
Not how cheap the ale is, but how good a pub experience have I had?