Several members of the branch joined me to present the Admiral Rodney in Hartshorne with our South Derbyshire Pub Of The Year award. This is the second time that the Rodney has won Branch PotY having last taken home the trophy in 2007.
The Branch Pub of the Year (PotY) is initially shortlisted by the branch based upon the National Beer Scoring System (NBSS). Following this the contenders (usually around 7 pubs) are visited by a panel of judges from the branch who assess various criteria including Beer Quailty, Atmosphere and Community Focus. When everything is added up, whoever has the most points becomes the Pub of the Year.
Back at the Rodney, having said a few words of congratulation, we stuck around to sample the ales and gave the pub quiz our best collective shot (9pm every Friday!), coming in a modest second place. We were promised it’s not always so Olympics-themed!
Pictures to come!