The Branch Real Ale Quality Award

Pubs have now been selected for the inaugural annual CAMRA Edinburgh & SE Scotland Real Ale Quality Award. This is awarded to the pubs that have the highest average beer score during the year. Beer scores are submitted by CAMRA members as they drink in pubs. They range from 0 (undrinkable) to 5 (absolutely stunning!). To qualify the pub must have received at least 10 scores on at least 5 different days from at least 5 members.

The overall winner is the Potting Shed in Edinburgh and they will shortly receive a certificate in recognition of the award. The list of winners and runners-up is as follows:

Edinburgh City
Potting Shed, average score 3.739
Hanging Bat, average score 3.532

Lothian
Volunteer Arms (Stagg’s), Musselburgh, average score 3.598
Ship Inn, North Berwick, average score 3.559

Borders
Rutherfords, Kelso, average score 3.607
Hunters Hall, Galashiels, average score 3.415