Edinburgh pub which banned 'jobbycatchers' named in CAMRA's Pubs of the Year

Dreadnought captured global headlines earlier this year and has now taken Pub of the Year top spot.

Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 25th February 2020, 12:15 pm
Dreadnought won first place in Edinburgh

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) announced their Pubs of the Year in Edinburgh and the Lothians yesterday, and a Leith pub which recently captured the attention of the world's media was named.

Dreadnought was named the top Pub of the Year in Edinburgh as voted for by local CAMRA members.

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Members then judge the pub on the quality of the real ale and other aspects such as service, welcome, atmosphere, style, decor, value for money and community focus.

Last month, the Evening News reported that Dreadnought in Leith put in place a flat ban on ‘jobby catchers’ and ‘mankles’ in a sartorial crackdown to crimes of fashion.

The pub on North Fort Street captured the attention of media outlets including the New Zealand Herald, New York Post and Australia's Morning Bulletin.

The other two Edinburgh pubs to win the top spots were Monty's on Morrison Street and The Stockbridge Tap.

Staggs in Musselburgh, Dean Tavern in Newtongrange and Grey Horse in Balerno were named as the top three Pubs of the Year for Lothian.

The overall winner for Edinburgh and South East Scotland will now be selected by a team of CAMRA judges and announced in mid-March.