Sutton and Cheam Conservative MP candidate Paul Scully launches best pub competition

Paul Scully (centre) launched his pub competition at The Old Bank in Sutton with Rob Wheatley and Gail Follin

Paul Scully (centre) launched his pub competition at The Old Bank in Sutton with Rob Wheatley and Gail Follin

First published in News Sutton Guardian: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Reporter

A parliamentary hopeful has launched a competition to try and find people’s favourite boozer.

Paul Scully’s Sutton, Cheam and Worcester Park pub of the year 2014 contest follows his independent shop of the year competition which took place last summer.

By voting people will be able to say thank you to their local for providing an excellent service and they also stand a chance of winning £100 to spend in the winning pub.

Mr Scully is the Conservative candidate for the Sutton and Cheam constituency in next year’s general election.

He said: “With many pubs across the country closing for business, Sutton, Cheam & Worcester Park Pub of the Year 2014 aims to celebrate the value of pubs as a community hub, reward the hard work of local pub employees, and enable residents to express their support for their favourite meeting spots.

“There are plenty of great pubs and bars for families and friends to enjoy a responsible drink and good food and they are the places that I want to showcase over the next few weeks.”

Go to suttonlocal.org.uk to vote.


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5:11pm Fri 14 Mar 14

LeslieCB says...

What is the point?

CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) run the Pub Of The Year competition, with the winner progressing from Borough, Branch, Regional, Finalist and National Pub of The Year.

CAMRA are not tied to a political party and campaign for consumers.

This is a just a political hopeful trying to jump on the coat tails of this successful National competition.
What is the point? CAMRA (The Campaign for Real Ale) run the Pub Of The Year competition, with the winner progressing from Borough, Branch, Regional, Finalist and National Pub of The Year. CAMRA are not tied to a political party and campaign for consumers. This is a just a political hopeful trying to jump on the coat tails of this successful National competition. LeslieCB
  • Score: -3

8:04pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Monstermunch17 says...

Yep. As cynical as you like. No burning issue, no demonstration of his passion, no desire to right wrongs, no evidence of what inspired him to get into politics in the first place - but a Press release and photo Op, where he tells us that there are some good pubs around here.

On the day Tony Benn died, the contrast is massive. This is the pigmy breed of politicians we're left with today.
Yep. As cynical as you like. No burning issue, no demonstration of his passion, no desire to right wrongs, no evidence of what inspired him to get into politics in the first place - but a Press release and photo Op, where he tells us that there are some good pubs around here. On the day Tony Benn died, the contrast is massive. This is the pigmy breed of politicians we're left with today. Monstermunch17
  • Score: -2

11:15pm Fri 14 Mar 14

Giles C says...

Is Cllr Fenwick going to be one of the judges?
Is Cllr Fenwick going to be one of the judges? Giles C
  • Score: 4

8:04am Sat 15 Mar 14

emelem says...

Vote definitely not going to the old bank! It's like the high rates they take in pay the staff to be continually miserable!
Vote definitely not going to the old bank! It's like the high rates they take in pay the staff to be continually miserable! emelem
  • Score: 0

9:46am Sun 16 Mar 14

Paul Scully says...

LeslieCB, CAMRA are an effective organisation that does a lot of good work to promote pubs, real ale and the interests of pub-goers. My competition isn't going head to head with that. It gives me an opportunity to turn the spotlight on the issues of pubs specifically in Sutton, Cheam & Worcester Park.

So, the pubs at the bottom of Sutton High Street are struggling because of the lack of passing trade and desperately want the gasworks development to be completed to bring more people to that area. The pubs at the top of Central Road in Worcester Park have barely benefited from the £1.5m roadworks in that area which mainly helped a small circle around Waitrose. We can talk about the changing nature of the pubs at the top of Sutton High Street that are starting to concentrate on older drinkers and provide great food so that we can develop a safe, thriving night-time economy there, attracting more local residents

Finally, the pubs like it. Most work really well alongside each other and enjoy a bit of competition. The beermats that I've been giving them which double up as entry forms are well received as few brewers give them mats any more, something I hadn't picked up on until going around.

Monstermunch17, this isn't about high politics, it's about supporting local business. As someone that has run my own business for nigh on 25 years, that's something that I am passionate about but there's plenty of other opportunities to discuss the important topics that you raise. I may be short but pygmy was a bit strong!
LeslieCB, CAMRA are an effective organisation that does a lot of good work to promote pubs, real ale and the interests of pub-goers. My competition isn't going head to head with that. It gives me an opportunity to turn the spotlight on the issues of pubs specifically in Sutton, Cheam & Worcester Park. So, the pubs at the bottom of Sutton High Street are struggling because of the lack of passing trade and desperately want the gasworks development to be completed to bring more people to that area. The pubs at the top of Central Road in Worcester Park have barely benefited from the £1.5m roadworks in that area which mainly helped a small circle around Waitrose. We can talk about the changing nature of the pubs at the top of Sutton High Street that are starting to concentrate on older drinkers and provide great food so that we can develop a safe, thriving night-time economy there, attracting more local residents Finally, the pubs like it. Most work really well alongside each other and enjoy a bit of competition. The beermats that I've been giving them which double up as entry forms are well received as few brewers give them mats any more, something I hadn't picked up on until going around. Monstermunch17, this isn't about high politics, it's about supporting local business. As someone that has run my own business for nigh on 25 years, that's something that I am passionate about but there's plenty of other opportunities to discuss the important topics that you raise. I may be short but pygmy was a bit strong! Paul Scully
  • Score: 5

12:40pm Mon 17 Mar 14

David7 says...

I can also vouch that Mr Scully has a genuine gravitation towards beer. Mildly, of course – he’s nowhere near LibDem standard...
I can also vouch that Mr Scully has a genuine gravitation towards beer. Mildly, of course – he’s nowhere near LibDem standard... David7
  • Score: 3

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