The Victoria Wins West London CAMRA Pub Of The Year

The pub near London’s Paddington Station, The Victoria on Strathearn Place has been named CAMRA West London Pub of the Year...

The Star Tavern and The Antelope take second and third place in a clean sweep for Fuller’s

The Victoria on Strathearn Place near London’s Paddington Station has been named CAMRA West London Pub of the Year. The pub, which has just reopened following redecoration, has been under the stewardship of General Manager Chris Cochran for 23 years and is famous for its outstanding beer quality, fantastic food, period décor and, of course, the best of British hospitality.

The pub’s beer range includes six cask ales from a range of suppliers – including Fuller’s London Pride and ESB, which are permanent fixtures. There is also a large range of keg and bottled beers available.

Chris said: “This is such great recognition. We have come second in West London CAMRA’s Pub of the Year competition more times than I care to remember. So having just reopened – and with the pub looking so fantastic – this is the icing on the cake.

“People used to think my wife Helen played a major role in helping me maintain the quality of my beer – but now she’s off running another Fuller’s pub, I’ve finally won. I can’t believe she’s been holding me back all these years!”

In a clean sweep for Fuller’s pubs, The Star Tavern in Belgravia – one of only five pubs that has been in every edition of The Good Beer Guide – took second place, and The Antelope near Sloane Square took third. The result cements the position of Fuller’s pubs as the best place to enjoy excellent cask ale and reinforces the Company’s continued commitment to having great beer as a cornerstone of its customer proposition.

Wanda Piontek, Chairman of West London CAMRA said: “The Victoria is just a delightful place to visit – it really is a quintessential embodiment of what a great pub should be. A fantastic pint, an iconic venue and a great host in Chris. It’s a pleasure to recognise it with this award.

“It’s also good to see Fuller’s pubs scoring so highly. Fuller’s has always taken beer quality incredibly seriously and we are pleased to be able to recognise this. If you are a beer lover in London, I would definitely recommend a visit to all three of these pubs.”

West London Business member, Fullers, Smith and Turner.

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