Pub Awards


The branch makes up to four awards each year. Most branches have award schemes for their local pubs and these vary throughout the country. The format we chose was to award certificates under four different criteria.

  • In the Spring we choose the Most Improved Pub of the year, or Best Food Pub of the Year or any other criterion.
  • In the Summer we pick a Country Pub / Summer Pub of the year or Greatest Contribution to Real Ale.
  • In the Autumn we choose either a Cider Pub or a Micropub of the year.
  • In the Winter we choose the Pub of the year for the following year. This pub is then put forward as a candidate for the regional Pub of the Year.

For 2018, the winners were :

Pub of the year 2018 - Needle & Pin, Loughborough

15, The Rushes
LE11 5BE

Telephone 07973 754236

Opening Times: Closed Mon; 5-11 Tue-Thu; 3.30-11 Fri; 12-11 Sat; 12-10 Sun

Micropub in what was the old H and R electronics shop. beer served downstairs but upstairs with record player and music, where the Hathern band played shortly after the micro pub opened.

The Needle and Pin is a charming venue with 4 changing real ales.

There are also over four different ciders at any given point at a reasonable price.

More than fifty Continental and Craft Beers stocked.

Twenty pence per pint discount for in date card carrying CAMRA members and pro rata for half pints.


Previous year's winners :-

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