Supreme Champion went to Crouch Vale Brewers Gold from South Woodham Ferrers in Essex. This is a well-deserved accolade for a fantastic beer which bursts with citrusy flavours and aromatic hoppiness. A regular outlet in Cambridge is The Kingston Arms in Kingston Street.

Second place went to Grainstore Rutland Panther, an interesting beer halfway between a mild and a stout; Grainstore brew in Oakham, Rutland.

Woodforde's Wherry came third overall as well as getting the coveted Champion Bitter prize (controversially won by Greene King IPA last year). Wherry appears quite often in local pubs; The Pickerel in Magdalene Street and Cambridge Blue in Gwydir Street are reliable sources in Cambridge.

Other East Anglian winners were Elgoods Black Dog (Bronze in the Mild category), Mighty Oak Burntwood Bitter from Maldon, Essex (Silver in Best Bitters), Oakham JHB (Bronze in the new Golden Ale category) and, ironically in view of the brewery's impending closure, Ridley's Rumpus (Bronze in Speciality Beers).