Elise Brumfitt Victorian Ale House Award 2014

It was pleasing to see the pubs of Otley embrace the spirit of the Otley Victorian Fayre by competing, in the friendliest of manners, for the  Elise Brumfitt Victorian Ale House Award, in association with Otley Pub Club (OPC). Whilst not all the pubs were able to participate the overall quality of the pubs’ efforts was very high

The award is named after the former OPC historian Elise Brumfitt, who  rigorously fact checked all the historical claims of the pubs.

Otley Pub Club deployed no less than 8 judges in both an overt and covert “secret shopper” manner.  The judges agreed only on the overall standard, splitting the pubs into the prizes was the subject of much debate. A real well done to all the participants.

The results are :

1st Horse and Farrier

2nd Old Cock

Joint 3rd North Bar Social and Black Horse

We look forward to a similar standard next year when the Horse and Farrier will defend their title.”

Photo is Helen and the team at the Horse and Farrier accepting the trophy from OPC honorary President Greg Mulholland MP. Also present is Paul Briscoe who brewed the Victorian Velvet beer that was also available.

Please visit our gallery of photos of the day below .

Do you have any phot0graphs of your local pub? Want to share them? If so then send your photos through to info@otleypubclub.co.uk

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