Experts judge Gardener’s Arms in Lewes best local pub

Gardeners Arms in Lewes.
Gardeners Arms in Lewes.

The Gardener’s Arms in Lewes has been voted Local Pub of the Year by the Brighton and South Downs branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

CAMRA on Monday announced its list of more than 200 Local Pubs of the Year to help launch April’s Community Pubs Month.

The organisation’s branches, which consist of thousands of volunteers, judge all of the pubs in their area to find their branch’s best local. Pubs are judged on their decor, value for money, customer service, appeal to all different demographics and, of course, the quality of their real ale.

The local branch winners now go forward to battle it out in the regional heats in their quest to become National Pub of the Year, announced in early 2015. Colin Valentine, CAMRA Chairman, said: “We like to announce the winners in Community Pubs Month to highlight the best pubs Britain has to offer to help raise the profile of pub-going.”