The annual LocAle Pub of the Year is now in its fifth year and the 2016 winner is the Horse & Jockey, Stapleford.
There are in the region of 150 local pubs that have received LocAle accreditation (they are required to stock a locally brewed beer or cider and the beer/cider quality has to be at least of good quality).
Each edition of Nottingham Drinker features a selection of the pubs, based on geographical location, and the public are invited to nominate two pubs from each area to produce twelve finalists. This year the finalists were:
- Gate Inn, Awsworth
- White Lion, Swingate
- Horse & Jockey, Stapleford
- Star, Beeston
- Robin Hood (AND) Little John, Arnold
- The Abdication, Daybrook
- Poppy & Pint, Lady Bay
- Trent Bridge Inn,
- Lion Inn, Basford
- King William IV, Sneinton
- Sir John Borlase Warren, Canning Circus
- Plough Inn, Radford
Judges visit the pubs throughout June and July awarding scores for the quality and the range of locally produced beers and ciders.
“As one would expect the finalists were all high quality pubs – having already won through from the preliminary round and the winner therefore had to be outstanding” stated Andrew Ludlow, Secretary, Nottingham CAMRA “
The prestigious award is to take place at the Horse & Jockey Stapleford on Thursday 18th August 8pm.
On being told that the pub had won the award landlord Paul (Gilly) Guilford said “In the four years we have been open, we have been very keen to promote local breweries, our house beer is brewed only 500 metres away by Full Mash Brewery and we have had several LocAle beer festivals.
We appreciate the efforts made by all who voted for us and endeavour to keep up the good work”