Scottish & Northern Ireland POTY

Scottish & Northern Ireland Pub of the Year - What is it

The Scottish & Northern Ireland Pub of the Year (SNPOTY) is an annual competition run by the Scottish & Northern Ireland CAMRA Regional Branch to find the best pub within the Scottish & Northern Ireland area.

The Process

Once all of the local Scottish & Northern Ireland branches have run there local POTY competition and have announced there winner, these local winners are entered into a regional competition.

Each branch puts forward its local POTY winner (10 pubs in total) and a Judge to take part in the regional competition. Each pub is allocated a Area, North Scotland, Central Scotland and South Scotland. Each judge must visit the pubs they have been allocated and complete a survey. Once the surveys have been submitted, the top pub from each area is then surveyed again. The winner of this is then crowned the Scottish & Northern Ireland POTY.

2018 Regional Finalists

Branch Pub Town/City GBG Page (2018)
Aberdeen, Grampain & Northern Isles Krakatoa Aberdeen 625
Edinburgh & SE Scotland Volunteer Arms Musselburgh 647
Forth Valley White Stag Strathyre 666
Highlands & Western Isles Dores Inn Dores 655
Kingdom of Fife Hillend Tavern Hillend 661
Tayside Green Roon Perth 672
Ayrshire & Wigtownshire Frasers Bar Isle of Cumbrae 635
Dumfries & Stewarty Clachan Inn St John's Town of Dalry 639
Glasgow & W Scotland State Bar Glasgow 650
Northern Ireland Errigle Inn Belfast 674
Renfrewshire Bull Inn Paisley 652

The Final Four

Branch Pub Town/City GBG Page (2018)
Edinburgh & SE Scotland Volunteer Arms Musselburgh 647
Kingdom of Fife Hillend Tavern Hillend 661
Dumfries & Stewarty Clachan Inn St John's Town of Dalry 639
Renfrewshire Bull Inn Paisley 652

And The Winner is

Branch Pub Town/City GBG Page (2018)
Winner Edinburgh & SE Scotland Volunteer Arms Musselburgh 647
Runner Up Kingdom of Fife Hillend Tavern Hillend 661

Previous Years

Scotland & Northern Ireland Pub of the Year 2014
Scotland & Northern Ireland Pub of the Year 2015
Scotland & Northern Ireland Pub of the Year 2016
Scottish & Northern Ireland POTY 2017