CAMRA SW London Pub of the Year 2009
The CAMRA SW London Pub of the Year 2009 (i.e. the current Pub of the Year throughout 2010) is the TRAFALGAR in Merton, which was also the winner of our Pub of the Year 2007 award and the Greater London Pub of the Year 2008. The winning pub was announced at the Battersea Beer Festival at 4pm on Thursday 11th February following a ballot of all CAMRA members in the SW London branch area - currently over 1,200.
The official presentation of the award was at the Trafalgar on Tuesday 4 May 2010 at 8pm - see photos Flickr.com [www.flickr.com/photos/flynnbar/sets/72157623872118951/].on
A five minute walk from South Wimbledon Underground Station this is a small, traditional local pub dating from the 1860s and adorned with Nelson memorabilia. It’s a free house serving Pilgrim Thru’penny Hop Bitter (brewed exclusively for the pub) as well as four or five guest beers and Westons 1st Quality draught cider. Guest beers change constantly and are frequently from small breweries such as Dark Star (Hophead is a regular), Downton and Sharps with a mild often available.
As usual the previous year’s winning pub was not entered for this year’s award. The Pub of the Year 2008 winner was the Bricklayer’s Arms in Putney.
Karen Wood & David Norman of the Trafalgar, Martin Butler of CAMRA SW London, and Cllr Nick Draper, Mayor of Merton at the presentation of the CAMRA SW London Pub of the Year 2009 award on Tuesday 4 May 2010.