Swindon and North Wiltshire

Campaign for Real Ale

Campaign for Real Ale

Club of the Year

The Club of the Year (COTY) is an annual competition held by CAMRA to find the "best" Club in Britain.

Clubs are judged on a number of criteria which include:-

  • Quality of real ale
  • Promotion and Knowledge of real ale
  • Community Focus
  • Cleanliness
  • Service and Welcome
  • Style, Décor and Atmosphere
  • Sympathy with CAMRA's Aims
  • Overall Impression and Value

The competition progresses through local, regional and national stages.

The 2024 Competition

The Ashford in Swindon is our winner again this year.

Malcolm Brownlee (left) accepts the Club of the Year certificate from Paul New.
Local CAMRA Clubs Officer Paul New presents the Club of the Year certificate to Malcolm Brownlee.

The 2023 Competition

The 2023 Club of the Year award went to the The Ashford.

Ashford Road Club - club of the year 2023

Local COTY Winners over the Years

2024The Ashford, Swindon
2023The Ashford, Swindon