Pub of the Year 2022

The votes are in and counted, we're delighted to announce the results of the 2020 Pub of the Year Competition.

2022-23 Overall Pub of the Year: Ye Olde Albion, Rowhedge

Town Pub of the Year 2022-23

  • Winner: Live and Let Live, Stanway
  • Runner-Up: The Ale House
  • Highly Commended: The Odd One Out

Rural Pub of the Year 2022-23

  • Winner: Ye Olde Albion, Rowhedge
  • Runner-Up: The Lamarsh Lion, Lamarsh
  • Highly Commended: Black Buoy, Wivenhoe

The competition is voted for by branch members and all the pubs in our branch area are eligible.

Pub of the Year is our flagship award and is highly valued by its winners. Our overall victor goes on to represent the branch in the Essex Pub of the Year Award and could ultimately become the CAMRA National Pub of the Year. Congratulations to all the pubs who have achieved an award!

The award is split into Town and Rural categories, with the top three in each category being awarded a title. The top pubs from Town and Rural go head-to-head on beer scores to decide the Overall winner. Beer scores can be submitted by any CAMRA member throughout the year and indicate the quality and availability of real ale in a pub.