Letter: Spoil us for pub choice

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Spoil us for

pub choice

Sir: It is good to see Jonathan Glancey joining in the celebration of the careful and respectful conversion of the Commercial Rooms in Bristol to pub usage ("A renaissance down the boozer", 7 March).

However, in taking Camra and English Heritage to task for being perhaps a bit out of touch and exhorting them to "cast their net a little wider when judging next year's pub design awards", he has not appreciated the way in which the joint awards scheme operates.

It may be that the country, led by London, is awash with good-quality refurbishment and new-build schemes, but the awards, which are annual, are only for refurbishment projects completed during the previous year. Of these, the judges were faced with the thinnest selection for many years.

EH and Camra invite anyone involved in, or aware of, good work in existing pubs, or the creation of new pubs, to submit entries for the various award categories. We would be happy to supply entry forms to any Independent readers who have pubs to nominate for next year's awards. We would love to be spoilt for choice.

BOB HAWKINS

English Heritage

23 Savile Row

London W1X 1AB

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