🏆 The Publican Awards 2019 🏆

That’s it for this year!


Around 1,400 people attended the pub industry’s biggest awards event at Battersea Evolution in London on March 12, to see some of the best businesses in the sector honoured by host Alan Carr.

Hundreds of PubCo’s entered the biggest pub competition, and after a rigorous judging process, the big winners this year were Stonegate Pub Company, taking home several categories while their boss Simon Longbottom was voted Business Leader of the Year.

Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser, which organises the awards, said “This event is always a pleasure to host, and we’re delighted to be able to recognise some of the great businesses that work in our sector. Judging these awards is real privilege and it’s reassuring to see some of the great work that is going on in the industry, I’d like to congratulate all our finalists and winners.”


Full Winners List 2019

  • Best Accommodation Operator (sponsored by HGEM): Fuller, Smith & Turner
  • Best Pub Brand/Concept (sponsored by Asahi UK): Inception Group – Mr Fogg’s
  • Best Brewing Pub Company (sponsored by Fentimans): J.W. Lees Brewery
  • Best Sustainable Pub Company (sponsored by Sky): Darwin & Wallace
  • Best Community Pub Operator (sponsored by Britvic): Stonegate Pub Company
  • Best Food Offer (sponsored by FoodSpark): The Liberation Group
  • Best Premium Food Offer (sponsored by ABInBev): Cirrus Inns
  • Best Drinks Offer (sponsored by Coca Cola European Partners): Be At One
  • Best Late Night Operator (sponsored by CGA Insight): The Deltic Group
  • Best New Pub/Bar (sponsored by Heineken UK): The Box – Arc Inspirations
  • Best Pub Employer – up to 500 employees (sponsored by MCA Insight): The Inn Collection Group
  • Best Pub Employer – 501+ Employees (sponsored by Carlsberg UK): Stonegate Pub Company
  • Best Pub Operations Team (sponsored by Sky): Fuller, Smith & Turner
  • Best Managed Pub Company – 2 – 50 sites (sponsored by Molson Coors): The New World Trading Company
  • Best Managed Pub Company – 51+ sites (sponsored by CPL Online): Stonegate Pub Company
  • Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (sponsored by Kuehne + Nagel): Admiral Taverns
  • Business Leader of the Year (sponsored by Poppleston Allen): Simon Longbottom, Stonegate Pub Company
  • Outstanding Industry Achievement (sponsored by The Morning Advertiser): Rooney Anand, Greene King

A taste of the awards…