A happy landlord Aubrey Johnson, Blue Bell Belmesthorpe, right, getting his POTS award at our beer festival in June from Dave Laughton , Our Pubs Officer.
In Rutland beer scoring on WhatPub.com is the only way we select our Pub of the season (POTS) and Pub of the year (POTY). Here David Laughton, our pubs officer, explains more
How to beer score
Scoring is achieved via the CAMRA website, Whatpub. You will need to login using your membership number as your username and your postcode as the password. It is my experience that most first timers fail for the reason of the password. Two things may happen. When you key in your postcode, in capitals and with no spaces, you gain immediate access; this happens rarely. More frequently you will be told the password is incorrect, under these circumstances, follow the forgotten password link. Strangely, if you try to change your password to your post code you will be told that the password is too short!
Once in, the rest is fairly logical, in the box; key-in the name of the pub you are looking for and if necessary the town or village of its location. The system will give prompts and as an example, for the Fox in North Luffenham you only need to type: ‘fox n’ and the pub and location will appear on the list for you to select. You will then see details about the pub and if you are using a computer you will see a box called Submit Beer Scores on the right hand side. Fill in as you see fit but note the scores are on a drop down menu and include a guidance note. Then click Submit Score.
Phones or tablets are slightly different. After selecting the pub you will see the pub details but you need to click on Submit Beer Scores on the maroon menu bar. This version has a slider for you to select your score but this sometimes locks, if so click on Switch to keyboard to enter score. The other boxes are logical and ask for beer and brewery details and the date of your visit. Once again click on Submit Beer Score. Class dismissed but if you have questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out he form below