Each year the branch selects a Pub Of The Year (POTY) and a Country Pub Of the Year. Our chosen POTY then goes forward to the county, and then to the regional competition (in our case Surrey and Sussex) where a single pub is selected as the finalist to represent the region.
Each of the sixteen regional finalists then competes in the next round of the competition, hoping to be named one of the four super-regional finalists from which just one pub is selected to be CAMRA National Pub Of The Year.
We may also choose to select a Cider Pub Of The Year for pub consistently selling traditional cider in good condition.
Any CAMRA member can nominate a pub for an Arun and Adur Branch Award. An award can be made for consistently serving high quality and an expansive range of local real ales and ciders. Please email the Pubs Officer with any of your recommendations.
Pub Of The Year
Our POTY was Anchored In Worthing which was also nominated as Regional POTY and made it to the Regional finals (i.e. one of the best 16 pubs in the UK)
Country Pub Of The Year
Our Country Pub Of The Year was the Five Bells at West Chiltington
Following the 21st Worthing Beer Festival in 2017, we made some special awards to recognise the outstanding lifetime contribution that members of the local branch had made by volunteering for all 21 events! They were Allan and Angie Moores and Stuart Elms. Without their continuity of service, the beer festivals might never of happened. A debt of gratitude from all the Branch!