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SW London CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019

Page Last Updated: Tue 31 Dec 2019 18:20

There are six pubs in contention for the CAMRA South West London Pub of the Year for 2019.

In postcode order they are:

All current CAMRA South West London branch members are eligible to vote.

What to consider before voting

All voters are asked to bear in mind the criteria that CAMRA believes make a really great pub. First and foremost, the real ales (and any real ciders or perries) must be in consistently good condition. But that’s not all: we also look for a pub that provides a high standard of service to all its customers and is a genuine centre of the local community where nobody feels unwelcome or excluded. Other aspects to consider are the pub’s style, décor and cleanliness and whether it is in tune with CAMRA aims. Is this a pub that sells at least one locally brewed ale, provides information about the beers on sale (including price), and serves you a full measure to the brim (or marked line) of your glass?

The branch Pub of the Year is awarded a certificate and automatically goes forward to CAMRA's shortlist for Greater London Pub of the Year. The winner of that award goes on to a 'super-regional' competition and, if successful again, would be on the shortlist for CAMRA national Pub of the Year.

The poll closes at 23:59 on Sunday 9th February 2020 which allows plenty of time to try any of the pubs you are not familliar with or that you have not visited for a while.

Visit the shortlisted pubs

To help in deciding between the six finalists CAMRAswl has arranged two pub crawls to visit each of the pubs over consecutive Sunday afternoons. All are welcome to join us at any or all of the pubs.

Please Note: the timings listed in the January What's Brewing Branch Diary page are wrong - the times listed here are correct

On Sunday 19th January we will visit:

  • (12:30) Eagle Ale House, 104 Chatham Rd, Battersea SW11 6HG;
  • (14:00) Nightingale, 97 Nightingale Ln. Balham SW12 8NX;
  • (15:30) King & Co. 100 Clapham Park Rd, Clapham SW4 7BZ.

On Sunday 26th January we will visit:

  • (12:30) Hand in Hand, 7 Crooked Billet, Wimbledon SW19 4RQ;
  • (14:30) Cat’s Back, 86-88 Point Pleasant, Wandsworth SW18 1NN;
  • (16:30) Railway, 2 Greyhound Ln, Streatham SW16 5SD.

Public transport will be used to travel between pubs as necessary and the precise timings may vary slightly from these on the day(s)


You will need to log in with your CAMRA membership number and password to vote. This is to authenticate you as a current CAMRA member registered in South West London.

If you don't know or have forgotten your CAMRA password or need to set up a new password then go to and click the Forgotton Password link to reset your password.

If you have never registered your email address with CAMRA - or if you have a new or changed email address - then please update your membership details on the main CAMRA members' website. Log in at, then select the My Membership dropdown from the main menu followed by the Edit Membership Details link. Your membership details open in a secure window and you can amend them as necessary.


Not registered your email address with CAMRA?

South West London branch members who do not have an email address registered with CAMRA can still vote by post by nominating their first choice from the shortlisted pubs above, along with up to five of the others ranked in order, and including their membership number.

Please note:

  • Expressing lower preferences does not affect your vote for any of your higher preferences.
  • Your membership number is required as a check against any possible duplication as electronic voting is also accessible to Branch Members via the Branch website: {This Page!)

Please send your votes, to arrive before Sunday 9th February 2020, to:

Membership Secretary (PotY 2019), CAMRA South West London, 92 Gladstone Road, Wimbledon SW19 1QW

Any votes received after this date will not be counted.

The decision of the Returning Officer is final


The Pub of the Year 2019 result will be announced over the weekend of 15th/16th February via the branch website, Facebook Page and Twitter feed.,,

Pub of the Year 2018

The 2018 South West London CAMRA Pub of the Year was the Sultan, 78 Norman Road, South Wimbledon SW19 1BT.

Full result:

NOTE: The previous year's winner is excluded from this year's ballot as per CAMRAswl branch rules so the Sultan is ineligible for the 2019 vote.