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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 right and on Flickr.com [www.flickr.com/photos/flynnbar/sets/72157623872118951/].

TrafalgarA 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. See the main Pubs page for other recent winners.

Pub of the Year 2009 announcement

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.

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Pub of the Year 2009 presentation

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POTY 2009 announcement at the Battersea BeerFestival.
The presentation at the Trafalgar for Pub of the Year 2009 on Tuesday 4 May 2010.

CAMRAswl Pub of the Year 2009

CAMRAswl Pub of the Year 2009

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POTY 2009 announcement at the Battersea BeerFestival.
The VIPs at the announcement of the Trafalgar as Pub of the Year 2009 at the Battersea Beer Festival on Thursday 11 Feb 2010.

Eagle Ale House

Eagle Ale House

104 Chatham Road, Battersea SW11 6HG
A dog friendly haven in a side street off fashionable Northcote Road, serving a range of changing guest beers, often including one or more from the Westerham Brewery in Kent.

Falcon

Falcon

2 St Johns Hill, Battersea SW11 1RU
A landmark pub close to the main exit from Clapham Junction with historic interior features, now offering a wide choice of real ales from the M&B list, including for example Harvey's and Beartown.

Nightingale

Nightingale

97 Nightingale Lane, Balham SW12 8NX
The ‘bird’ is like a country pub in London and easily the best in the Balham area. It is very well looked after by people who really care for their Young’s beers, and also raises huge sums for charity with its famous annual walk. There is a family conservatory at the back and you are always assured of a warm welcome.

Bricklayer’s Arms

Bricklayers Arms

32 Waterman Street, Putney SW15 1DD

Grapes

Grapes

39 Fairfield Street, Wandsworth SW18 1DX
Our 2005 Pub of the Year winner is an old, traditional, compact, community local, with a small patio leading to a delightful enclosed garden. Friendly and welcoming licensees look after the pub, the customers and the beers: Young’s Bitter and Special always in excellent condition.

Hand in Hand

Hand in Hand

6 Crooked Billet, SW19 4RQ
The Hand in Hand was a family owned beer house for 100 years before Young’s bought it in 1974. Since renovated and enlarged internally, but without losing warmth and intimacy of atmosphere in the different drinking areas around the one bar.

Sultan

Sultan

78 Norman Road, South Wimbledon SW19 1BT
A previous South West London and Greater London award winner renowned for the quality of its Hop Back beers and others, is more of a village pub than back street boozer, with engaging bar staff and a warm and friendly atmosphere.

Trafalgar

Trafalgar

23 High Path, Merton, SW19 2JY

Battersea Beer Festival 2009 flyer

CAMRA SW London Pub of the Year 2009

Pub of the Year 2009 announcement

Martin Butler of CAMRA SW London, David Norman & Karen Wood of the Trafalgar and Cllrs Nick Draper, Mayor of Merton, Jane Cooper, Deputy Mayor of Wandsworth and Christopher Wellbelove, Mayor of Lambeth at the Battersea Beer Festival announcement of the CAMRA SW London Pub of the Year 2009 on Thursday 11 February 2010.