Branch Club Of The Year 2019

Club of The Year 2019

Wortley Mens Club

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Despite years of pub closures within our branch boundaries , one area of shining light we can celebrate is the quality of our real ale club outlets. Over recent years the standard of the clubs in our area has improved massively and many now offer the discerning cask ale drinker a wealth of national and mainly locally sourced cask ales and traditional ciders. This year’s competition was stronger than ever with four clubs making the final shortlist, these being Hoylandswaine Sports Club, Higham Cricket Club , Cawthorne Comrades Club and Wortley Men’s Club. The judges were impressed with the quality of all the nominations and I can reveal that this years Barnsley CAMRA Club of the Year is the Wortley Men’s Club. The Club has been a firm favourite with CAMRA members not just in our branch, but in the wider Yorkshire community and nationally. Under the stewardship of Nigel and Teresa Pickering the club has gone from strength to strength. With the support of the committee, the club runs a popular annual beer festival along with regular community and charity events. The club will now go forward into the Yorkshire regional competition and we have our fingers crossed for further success. The branch will be celebrating this fantastic club by holding a presentation on 26 April starting at around 9pm – everybody welcome.

Phil Gregg, Barnsley CAMRA Clubs Officer