Pub of the Year 2022
The selection meeting for the Good Beer Guide (GBG) 2023 was held in the wee bar of the Blue Lamp on Saturday 12th March. A dozen or so members of the branch were in attendance to hear the results of the voting that had been conducted during February. As well as learning which pubs will be in the GBG 2023, we learned which pubs our local members had voted for as their Pubs of the Year (POTY) and Clubs of teh Year (COTY) for 2022.
POTY Northern Isles – Helgi’s (Kirkwall)
A vote was then held amongst those present to determine which of these fine pubs would represent our region in the Scottish national competition. The overall winner was the Queen Vic. This pub had also won when the competition was last held in 2020, but unfortunately the national competition was later cancelled due to Covid, so had not previously had a chance to compete against peers elsewhere in Scotland.