North Surrey

Campaign for Real Ale


GBG Co-ordinator Philip presents 2019 Pub of the Year Award at the Olde Swan Chertsey Due to the various Governement restrictions including two nationwide lockdowns, it has not been possible yet to present our 2020 Awards, and time is running out. Fingers, toes and everything else crossed that pubs and clubs will re-open again on 2nd December 2020.

Pub of the Year 2019 The tireless selection process (well someone’s got to do it) to choose the 11 local pubs that will be entered in the 2020 edition of the Good Beer Guide gave us a chance to also select our Branch Pub of the Year for 2019. This was the Olde Swan Chertsey for for the first time, having only been in the GBG for a couple of years.

Our GBG Co-ordinator Philip Chown is pictured presenting the award certificate.

L to R Bob (chose Festival beers) Steve (organised stillage) Spike (presented certificate) Paul (bar manager) Tim Smith (Club Vice Chair)

Club of the Year 2019 There was a large turnout at our Branch Social on the preview night of the 29th Egham Beer Festival. We used the opportunity to once again present the Egham United Services Club with our Branch Club of the Year Award. This is the 11th year in a row that it has won this award and in 2009, 2010 and 2019 it went on to become a finalist in the CAMRA UK Club of the Year competitions. Congratulations to all the staff, committee and members of the EUSC.

Champion Beer of Britain 2019 Selected from the thousands of brews out there, Gold went to Surrey Hills’ Shere Drop, a pale ale with a wonderful hop bitterness complemented by a balanced malt flavour. This often appears in the Egham United Services Club to accompany Surrey Hills Ranmore which is one of club's regular ales. Silver went to Grey Trees Brewery’s Afghan IPA, and Bronze was taken by Oakham AlesCitra, their session IPA . Help CAMRA save pubs and independent bewers - Join us now!