Prescot Pub Is St Helens CAMRA Pub of the Year

By on Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Clock_Face_Pub_PrescotA Prescot public house has been voted St Helens CAMRA’s Pub of the Year for 2013.

The Clock Face on Derby Street beat fifteen other pubs accredited by the St Helens branch of the Campaign for Real Ale.

The pub, which occupies the historic West End House, a Grade II listed building on Derby Street, will host the official awards evening on Friday 24 May.

“Real ale” refers to unfiltered, unpasteurised beer, served directly from the cask. In Prescot, The Clock Face, The Old Mill and The Watchmaker (JD Wetherspoon) are officially recognised through CAMRA’s “LocAle” scheme. The Ship Inn, Rainhill is a CAMRA pub, and The Royal Oak, Prescot, has recently reintroduced cask ales.

The LocAle award accredits and promotes pubs that sell locally brewed real ale.

More information about St Helens CAMRA is available at

Photo: Sue Adair
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  1. Anthony Biggs

    Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    It would be very remiss not to include the Sun as a real ale pub, and in the past has been listed in the CAMRA GOOD BEER GUIDE.

    • admin

      Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm

      Do they still do real ale there? The local list of CAMRA-accredited pubs doesn’t mention them, unfortunately. I only know of The Royal Oak because St Helens CAMRA recently announced on Twitter that they were doing real ales again, though they didn’t say they’d officially become a CAMRA pub again.


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