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:

  • Anglian Country Inns
  • Cirrus Inns
  • Fuller, Smith & Turner
  • Bel & The Dragon

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:

  • Pivovar
  • Lincoln Green Brewing Company
  • North Bar/ North Bar Brewing Co
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen

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:

  • The Craft Union Pub Company
  • Bel & The Dragon
  • Cornerstone Inns

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
  • Tokyo Industries
  • The Deltic Group

Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (Up to 500 sites)

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

  • Palmer’s Brewery
  • St Austell Brewery
  • Thwaites
  • Hawthorn Leisure

Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (501+ sites)

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

  • Greene King Pub Partners
  • Star Pubs & Bars

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
  • Hydes Brewery
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • Oakman Inns & Restaurants

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:

  • Laine Pub Company
  • Fuller, Smith & Turner

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:

  • Be At One
  • Red Mist Leisure
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • Bel & The Dragon
  • Cornerstone Inns

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:

  • The New World Trading Company
  • Oakman Inns & Restaurants
  • Harvester Restaurants

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

Best Value Food Offer

This award will be presented to a pub company that delivers a successful value 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 under £12.50 per head. The finalists are:

  • Toby Carvery
  • Farmhouse Inns

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:

  • Oakman Inns & Restaurants
  • Cirrus Inns
  • Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars
  • Seafood Pub Company

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:

  • Red Mist Leisure
  • Bel & The Dragon
  • Tom Kerridge Group

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:

  • The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant
  • Be At One
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen

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:

  • Media City (The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant)
  • Canova Hall, Brixton (Albion & East)
  • Central Oven & Shaker, Newcastle (Crafted Projects)
  • IMPOSSIBLE, Manchester (Tokyo Industries)
  • The Half Moon, Herne Hill (Fuller, Smith & Turner)
  • The Roebuck Inn, Mobberly (Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars)

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:

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • The New World Trading Company
  • The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant
  • Be At One
  • North Bar/ North Bar Brewing Company

 

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