Finalists

Best Accommodation Operator

This award will be presented to a pub company that has focused on offering accommodation as a key part of their business. Accommodation will play a significant part in contributing to the company’s profits and helping drive trade. The finalists are:

  • Coaching Inn Group
  • Bed & Bars
  • Fuller’s
  • Cirrus Inns

Best Brewing Pub Company

This award recognises companies who operate both a successful brewery and a managed or tenanted/leased pub estate or both. The company will have between 2 and 150 pub sites. The finalists are:

  • Titanic Brewery
  • North Bar / North Brewing Co.
  • JW Lees
  • Lincoln Green

Best Community Pub Operator

The winning company will have a successful pub estate of community focused pubs – community focused meaning trade predominantly targets local rather than destination customers. The finalists are:

  • Livelyhood Venues
  • Stonegate Pub Company
  • The Craft Union Pub Company
  • Greene King

Best Late Night Operator

This award will be presented to the late night pub/bar/club operator that demonstrates sales growth; excellent business innovation, drinks retail excellence and strong entertainment and marketing ideas. The award is open to companies whose trading hours operate past midnight. The finalists are:

  • Stonegate Pub Company
  • The Deltic Group
  • Tokyo Industries

Best Sustainable Pub Company

This award will be presented to a highly successful tenanted or leased retail estate with up to 500 sites. The finalists are:

  • Greene King
  • Darwin & Wallace
  • Oakman Inns
  • Liberation Group

Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company

This award will be presented to a highly successful tenanted or leased retail estate with over 501 sites. The finalists are:

  • Punch
  • Ei Group
  • Admiral Taverns

Best Managed Pub Company (2 to 50 sites)

This award will be presented to a highly successful managed retail estate with between 2 and 50 sites, which has shown strong innovation and business performance in the past year. The finalists are:

  • The New World Trading Company
  • Arc Inspirations
  • Oakman Inns
  • Inn Collection Group

Best Managed Pub Company (51+ sites)

This award will be presented to a highly successful managed retail estate, which has shown strong innovation and business performance in the past year. The finalists are:

  • Stonegate Pub Company
  • Shepherd Neame

Best Pub Employer (up to 500 employees)

This award will be presented to the pub company that provides an excellent working environment for employees including comprehensive training, strong staff motivation and benefits and a meaningful career path/ development structure for employees. The finalists are:

  • 16 Hospitality
  • Livelyhood Group
  • Inn Collection Group

Best Pub Employer (501+ employees)

This award will be presented to the pub company that provides an excellent working environment for employees including comprehensive training, strong staff motivation and benefits and a meaningful career path/ development structure for employees. The finalists are:

  • Stonegate Pub Company
  • Oakman Inns
  • The New World Trading Company
  • Coaching Inn Group

Best Pub Operations Team

This award will be presented to the pub operations team that best demonstrates its effectiveness in innovation, leadership and business success. The finalists are:

  • The New World Trading Company
  • The Deltic Group
  • Stonegate Pub Company
  • Fuller’s

Best Food Offer

This award will be presented to a pub company that delivers a successful mainstream food offer across their estate, with food a key part of the company’s total sales. This award is open to companies which average food price for a two course meal (Starter/Dessert and Main) is from £12.50 to £25 per head. The finalists are:

  • The Liberation Group
  • Coaching Inn Group
  • Seafood Pub Company
  • Hippo Inns

Best Premium Food Offer

This award will be presented to a pub company that delivers a successful premium food offer across their estate, with food a key part of the company’s total sales. This award is open to companies which average food price for a two course meal (Starter/Dessert and Main) is above £25 per head. The finalists are:

  • Bel & The Dragon
  • Cirrus Inns

Best Pub Brand/Concept

This award will be presented to the best pub brand/concept. It may be your company’s only brand/concept or one of several brands within the company that demonstrates business success, clear strategies and strong focus on innovation and development. The finalists are:

  • Inception Group
  • The New World Trading Company
  • Stonegate Pub Company
  • Pizza, Pots & Pints

Best New Pub/Bar

The winning pub site will have opened during the past 24 months. The site will either be a new-build pub or substantial re-development and entrants must demonstrate evidence of how effectively trade has been built at the site. The finalists are:

  • The Florist, Liverpool
  • ATIK, Hull
  • The Box, Leeds
  • The Royal Foresters, Ascot
  • The Coach Makers Arms, Marylebone, London
  • Rumba, Congleton, Cheshire

Best Drinks Offer

This award will be presented to a pub company that demonstrates drinks retail excellence, with drink sales a key part of the company’s total profits. The finalists are:

  • The New World Trading Company
  • The Alchemist
  • Stonegate Pub Company
  • Arc Inspirations

 

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