POTY 2019: Bell Inn

On 8 May, announcing that The Bell Inn, Aldworth is West Berkshire CAMRA’s Pub of the Year 2019, branch chairman Andy Pinkard said

This year, the CAMRA selection criteria for the Pub of the Year put equal emphasis on both the quality of beer and the pub’s role at the centre of a community. Great beer is a given for The Bell, as evidenced by its continuing presence in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide and the pub also stands out for its inclusive nature and is welcoming to all.

The Bell Inn, Aldworth – Heather (with award), Hugh & Maryjane Macaulay.
Photo: Richard Lock

The Bell Inn has subsequently been awarded:

Berkshire CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019

Central Southern CAMRA Pub of the Year 2019

The Bell Inn has also been shortlisted as one of four finalists for the National CAMRA Pub of the Year 2020 award with the result being announced by February 2020.