Crystal Palace’s Grape and Grain has been named as one of the UK’s top 150 local real ale pubs. Among only eight winners from the Greater London area, the pub will be included in a list comprised by the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) naming 150 of the nation’s best pubs.
The majority of these winning pubs will now move forward to CAMRA’s Regional Pub of the Year competition (announced in September) with the winner going forward to CAMRA’S National Pub of the Year award, to be announced in February 2014.
The awards are part of CAMRA’s Community Pubs month, taking place throughout April, which aims to encourage pub-going and lift the profile of local pubs.
“Community Pubs Month is a month long celebration of the Great British Pub and its importance to the surrounding community,” said CAMRA Chief Executive Mike Benner. “These winning pubs have been voted the best in their local areas by the local CAMRA members and are examples of the kind of well run and valued community pubs we hope to see more of throughout the UK.”