Camra’s 2013 Pub Design Awards10th December, 2013 by Andy Young
The Campaign for Real Ale has announced the winners of its 2013 Pub Design Awards, with the first Newbuild award presented since 2006.
The winners include pubs as diverse as a bar made from shipping containers and a railway platform conversion achieving accolades.
Julian Hough, Camra’s national director, said: “The Pub Design Awards celebrate British pubs with truly memorable designs – whether it is a building that has been converted to a pub, a conservation project on a historical structure or a brand new build with cutting edge design aesthetics – Camra congratulate the pub owners, architects, and designers who have contributed to these pubs being named the best in the UK.”
Dr Steven Parissien, one of the competition’s judges and an expert in pub design, was impressed by the range of pub designs that made up this year’s award winners.
He said: “This year’s award winners are an engagingly distinct set of buildings and locations, ranging from a reborn rural village pub, via two delightful station watering holes, to two classic, back-street urban locals. Such diversity is exactly what the pub is all about, defining the life-affirming variety that lies at the heart of this marvellous and peculiarly British concept. And as the icing on the cake, the judges were even able to present a Newbuild award for the first time since 2006.”
Click through the following pages to see Camra’s Pub Design Award winners.