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AA Pub of the Year – England 2018–19

The Crafty Baa

Award sponsored by Cobra

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About the award

The AA Pub of the Year is selected with the help of our AA inspectors. These pubs stand out for being great all-rounders, combining a convivial atmosphere, well-kept beers and ciders, excellent food, and of course, a warm welcome from the friendly and efficient hosts and their staff.

The Crafty Baa, Windermere

The Crafty Baa

Vincent, Lisa and Ben Fleming Gregg, owners of The Crafty Baa commented:
“Winning the award means a tremendous amount to us for all the hard graft we have put into making The Crafty Baa possible.”

AA Hospitality said of The Crafty Baa:
“The Crafty Baa is the brain child of Vince, Lisa and Ben who shed their own blood, sweat and tears in building the place themselves. Around 80% of the materials they used were either recycled or upcycled which has gone a long way to giving it a unique style and atmosphere. Set over three floors there’s an array of seats and tables where good food and an extensive range of beers around the world can be enjoyed. Several beers are available on draught and the team are keen for you to taste before you buy.”

Read more about The Crafty Baa

Previous winners

2017– The Bell at Ramsbury
2016 – The Boot, Derbyshire
2015 – The Porch House, Stow-on-the-Wold
2014 – The Pheasant, Gestingthorpe
2013 – Elveden Inn, Elveden
2012 – The Black Swan, Ravenstonedale
2011 – Feathered Nest Inn, Nether Westcote
2010 – The Black Swan at Oldstead
2009 – The Trout at Tadpole Bridge
2008 – The Queen's Arms, Corton Denham