The presentation of the Pub of the Year 2012 award to Crown & Trumpet Inn, Broadway took place on Friday 11th May 2012.
With nearly 150 Real Ale pubs in the Shakespeare CAMRA area, it takes something a bit special to be voted the best. That was the accolade given to The Crown and Trumpet, Broadway as Branch Chairman Lloyd Evans presented licensee Andrew Scott with our Pub of the Year 2012 certificate. The Crown and Trumpet was previously voted best pub in the Worcestershire area of the branch in 2008.
Chairman Lloyd outlined the voting process to a good crowd of locals, tourists and CAMRA members and explained that, as well as serving an excellent range of good quality beers, the charm of this traditional 17th century Cotswold Inn, the engagement in community affairs, first class food offering, regular music nights and a host of other things had been taken into consideration. In his typical modest and self-effacing style landlord for 29 years Andrew Scott graciously accepted the award generously crediting his bar and kitchen team and Stanway brewer Alex Pennycock with earning it. Cotswold Spring´s 3.9% Old Sodbury Mild was well appreciated as we celebrate CAMRA´s ´Mild in May´ month, along with Stanway Morris a Leaping, Stroud Tom Long, Cotswold Spring´s Cothrington Codger and Butcombe Bitter. The Crown and Trumpet will now go forward to be judged in the Worcestershire County competition; we wish them the very best of luck.