CAMPAIGN FOR REAL ALE Peterborough & District Branch

Ten Years in GBG
Prince of Wales Feathers
Presented on Sat 23rd February, 2013

Simon and Kay receive their 10 year award from Dave Murray

Pub of the Year
The Queen's Head, Bulwick
Presented on 23rd February 2013

Matt Mace presents the award to landlords Rob and Julie

Gold Award
The Ostrich
On Thursday 28th March, 2013, a Gold Award was presented to the Ostrich, in North Street, Peterborough. The pub, formally known as Bogarts, has been popular with real ale drinkers for many years. Under the stewardship of Liam Scanlon, the Ostrich has gone from strength to strength. The award, presented by branch chairman, Dave Murray, was for reviving a good range of ales to a popular City pub. Regular visitors to the Ostrich will of course point out the irony that Liam’s usual tipple is a pint of lager. Being a CAMRA night however we weren’t going to let that go unnoticed hence one of the conditions of the award was for Liam to drink a (full!) pint of ale. This he dutifully did before declaring “it wasn’t bad ... actually”. We certainly thought so as we enjoyed a memorable night of good beer ahead of the long Easter weekend.
Presented on Thu 28th March, 2013

Gold Award
The Ploughman
The Ploughman was presented with its second Gold award on 18th April following on from its previous success in 2011 as the Pub of the Year. Since then the landlord, Andy Simmonds, has made the Ploughman into an even better pub. He has introduced even more hand pumps - there are now ten in total - giving drinkers an even greater choice of beers and the beer quality is consistently excellent. Being a proud Werringtonian Andy embraces the spirit of the local community and this is obvious as soon as you enter the premises and talk to the many regulars who use the pub. Part of the pub is even designated for the "Community Tearooms" which he introduced last year. Charity fund-raising events are another big feature at the Ploughman as over the year the pub has helped to raise thousands for good causes. Presenting the award Mike Lane said that the Ploughman represented “a true community pub involving all aspects of the community and a diverse range of activities...and demonstrated commitment to promote real ale and local ale.” All this despite the many, well documented, issues with Tesco’s over the last few years (for more information see After receiving the award, a delighted Andy announced he was going to “run his legs off” to try and achieve the POTY.
Presented on Thu 18th April, 2013

Ten Years in GBG
The Hand and Heart
The accolade of 10 consecutive years in the Good Beer Guide was awarded to the Hand & Heart on 23rd April at a special event which also coincided with their St Georges Beer Festival and a £2000 cheque presentation to Help for Heroes. Amazingly the pub has appeared in every edition of the annual CAMRA Good Beer Guide since 1991, with the notable exception of 2003 due to temporary closure. This latest run marks the second 10 year award in the pub’s history and is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Bram and Sue and of the popularity of the Hand & Heart amongst its many loyal customers.
Presented on Tue 23rd April, 2013

Gold Award
The Crown
The Crown, on Lincoln Road, Peterborough received its Gold Award on Saturday 3rd August at 8pm. A crowded pub listened as CAMRA branch chairman Dave Murray welcome everyone and then vice-chairman Matt Mace presented landlord John Lawrence with his award.
Presented on Sat 3rd August, 2013

Landlord John Lawrence and manager Pam Mead with their award

Gold Award
The Dragon, Werrington
Presented on Tue 29th October, 2013

Landlord Stu Simmonds receives the award from Steve Saldana
Oct 2018

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