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  • 2024 Branch Awards Tuesday 9 July 2024

    This past month we have been busy presenting the Branch Pub Awards.

    Pub of the Year, South - Four Marys, Linlithgow
    Pub of the Year, North - The Royal Arms, Tillicoultry
    Pub of the Year, Rural - The Inn at Muckhart
    Wild Cards - Wheatsheaf, Falkirk and Volunteer Arms, Tillicoultry

    From those pubs we then judged the Overall Pub of The Year to be Four Marys, Linlithgow

    In addition we awards Best Newcomer award to Nicky Tam's Bar and Bothy, Stirling in acknowledgement of their excellent 1st year serving Real Ale.

    Pictures of the presentations are here.


    Chairman Stuart presenting award to Ian Riddle at Four Marys, Joined by secretary, Wendy and Pubs Officer, Graeme.


    Wednesday Wanderers presenting award to Derek at Inn at Muckhart.


    A fine spread put on by Derek at Inn at Muckhart.


    Chair, Stuart and variety of members present The Royal with award .


    Brian and Val, who were celebrating 50 years of CAMRA membership presented staff at Volunteer Arms with Runners up, certificate.


    Stuart and Sarah, Chair and Deputy Chair present New Comer award to Nicky Tam's Bar and Bothy.

  • Portcullis, Pub of the Year (South) Presentation Wednesday 7 June 2023

    Pubs Officer, Graeme Ross presented the team at The Portcullis, Stirling their well deserved certificate for being our Pub of the Year in the South of the branch. Congratulations to the team. It was well deserved. Thanks for your hospitality and warm welcome.

  • Bobbing John, Pub of the Year (North) Presentation Tuesday 23 May 2023

    Membership Secretary Garry, happily presenting the Bobbing John, Alloa with their Forth Valley #CAMRA Pub Of The Year, North award for 2023. Congratulations! (Photo courtesy of JD Wetherspoon)

  • Black bull Gartmore, Rural Pub of Year Presentation Thursday 18 May 2023

    Congratulations again to The Black Bull, Gartmore. Our #CAMRA Rural Pub Of The Year (POTY) Our Thirstday Quenchers enjoyed some lovely real ale (and food) while we presented them with their well-deserved award today.

  • Forth Valley Pub of the Year Presentation to The Corbie Inn, Bo'ness Sunday 14 May 2023

    On Saturday our local local MSP, Michelle Thomson and Branch Chairman, Stuart Batchelor presented the award for Forth Valley CAMRA Pub of The Year to Gail for the Corbie Inn Bo'ness.

    A large contingent of members joined in with a celebratory Social at the Pub.

    Well done to all.

  • Larbert Beer Festival Charity Presentation Wednesday 10 May 2023

    Thanks for all your donations to KLSB Community Group during our 12th Larbert CAMRA Real Ale and Cider Festival You raised over £650 which was presented today by Branch Chair Stuart, Treasurer Ian and volunteer (and organising committee member) George. Thanks again If you’d like to volunteer for the next #CAMRA real ale festival in Alloa in November, please get in touch.

  • Best Newcomer Award Volunteer Arms, Tillicoultry. Wednesday 22 February 2023

    Tony Lamb on behalf of Forth Valley CAMRA branch presented, New Real Ale Pub of The Year 2022 to The Volunteer Arms Tillicoultry.

    After coaxing and advice from several members, the Volunteer Arms, Tillicoultry started serving one Real Ale at weekends in early 2022. This quickly took off and are now serving two ales 7-days a week. A real achievement that has gone down well with members and others.

    This pub now joins the other two Tillicoultry Real Ale pubs, The Royal and Woolpack in an oasis of fine Real Ale venues.

    The presentation was admirably supported by large branch representation.

  • Good Beer Guide Presentation to The Clachen Inn, Drymen Sunday 11 December 2022

    Branch Chairman, Ian Young congratulates The Drymen Inn on inclusion in 50th Edition of the Good Beer Guide, 2023.

  • Good Beer Guide 2023 Presentation to Royal Arms Thursday 1 December 2022

    Branch Chair, Ian Young, congratulating staff at the Royal Arms, Tillicoultry, on being included in the 2023 #CAMRA Good Beer Guide. The publication is the 50th edition and lists the best real ale pubs nationwide. Congratulations

  • Scotland and Northern Ireland Pub of the Year Presentation -The Commercial Inn, Dunfermline. Saturday 29 October 2022

    Scotland and Northern Ireland Regional Director, Stuart McMahon, presented Scotland and Northern Ireland Pub of the Year Presentation to Andy Manager at The Commercial Inn, Dunfermline.

  • Branch Pub of the Year (South) 2022 Award Presentation - Platform 3 Thursday 27 October 2022

    The presentation of the South Pub of The Year took and Good Beer guide pack place tonight by Ian Young. Members of the Branch visited Platform 3 Linlithgow to make the presentation and were warmly welcomed.

  • Good Beer Guide Presentation, 4 Marys, Linlithgow. Thursday 27 October 2022

    Ian Young Presenting Good Beer Guide pack to Ian, Manager of the 4 Marys, Linlithgow.

  • Branch Pub of the Year (North) 2022 Award Presentation Saturday 21 May 2022

    The presentation of the North Pub of The Year took place earlier today by Stuart Batchelor. Members of the Branch visited the Mansfield Arms, Sauchie to make the presentation and were warmly welcomed.


  • Branch Pub of the Year (Rural) 2022 Award Presentation Wednesday 11 May 2022

    The presentation of the Rural Pub of The Year took place earlier today. Members of the Branch - Wednesday Wanderers - visited the Inn At Muckhart to make the presentation. Tony Lamb and Brian Cheeseman presented award.


  • Branch Pub of the Year 2022 Award Presentation Saturday 30 April 2022

    Branch Chairman, Ian Young, at the Tappit Hen presenting Helen (Manager) and her Team with the Forth Valley the Pub of the Year Certificate for 2022.


  • Branch Pubs of the year Tuesday 15 March 2022

    Congratulations to our CAMRA Forth Valley Pub of the Year 2022 Tappit Hen, Dunblane.

    The Tappit Hen is a well deserved winner, having provided a consistently high standard of real ale over the years and done much to advance the cause of real ale in our area.



    Second place was taken by The Inn At Muckhart, Pool of Muckhart



    Third place by Platform 3, Linlithgow



    Fourth place by The Mansfield Arms, Sauchie



    Fifth place by The Wheatsheaf Inn, Falkirk



    Congratulatins to all of the above.