Results

Best Accommodation Operator – sponsored by HGEM

This award is 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.

WINNER: Anglian Country Inns

The finalists:

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

Best Brewing Pub Company – sponsored by Fentimans

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.

WINNER: North Bar/ North Bar Brewing Co

The finalists:

  • Pivovar
  • Lincoln Green Brewing Company
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen

Best Community Pub Operator – sponsored by Britvic

The winning company has a successful pub estate of community focused pubs – community focused meaning trade predominantly targets local rather than destination customers.

WINNER: Cornerstone Inns

The finalists:

  • The Craft Union Pub Company
  • Bel & The Dragon

Best Late Night Operator – sponsored by Jagermeister

This award is 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.

WINNER: Stonegate Pub Company

The finalists:

  • Tokyo Industries
  • The Deltic Group

Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (Up to 500 sites) – sponsored by Sky

This award is presented to a highly successful tenanted or leased retail estate with up to 500 sites.

WINNER: Palmer’s Brewery

The finalists:

  • St Austell Brewery
  • Thwaites
  • Hawthorn Leisure

Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (501+ sites) – sponsored by Kuehne + Nagel

This award is presented to a highly successful tenanted or leased retail estate with over 501 sites.

WINNER: Star Pubs & Bars

The finalist:

  • Greene King Pub Partners

Best Managed Pub Company (2 to 50 sites) – sponsored by Molson Coors

This award is 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.

WINNER: Brewhouse & Kitchen

The finalists:

  • The New World Trading Company
  • Hydes Brewery
  • Oakman Inns & Restaurants

Best Managed Pub Company (51+ sites) – sponsored by CPL Training

This award is presented to a highly successful managed retail estate, which has shown strong innovation and business performance in the past year.

WINNER: Fuller, Smith & Turner

The finalist:

  • Laine Pub Company

Best Pub Employer (up to 500 employees) – sponsored by MA Jobs

This award is 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.

WINNER: Brewhouse & Kitchen

The finalists:

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

Best Pub Employer (501+ employees) – ABInBev

This award is 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.

WINNER: The New World Trading Company

The finalists:

  • Oakman Inns & Restaurants
  • Harvester Restaurants

Best Pub Operations Team – sponsored by Sky

This award is presented to the pub operations team that best demonstrates its effectiveness in innovation, leadership and business success.

WINNER: The New World Trading Company

The finalist:

  • The Deltic Group

Best Value Food Offer – sponsored by MCA Insight

This award is 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.

WINNER: Toby Carvery

The finalist:

  • Farmhouse Inns

Best Food Offer – sponsored by Carlsberg

This award is 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.

WINNER: Seafood Pub Company

The finalists:

  • Oakman Inns & Restaurants
  • Cirrus Inns
  • Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars

Best Premium Food Offer – sponsored by CGA Insights

This award is 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.

WINNER: Red Mist Leisure

The finalists:

  • Bel & The Dragon
  • Tom Kerridge Group

Best Pub Brand/Concept – sponsored by Asahi

This award is 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.

WINNER: The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant

The finalists:

  • Be At One
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen

Best New Pub/Bar – sponsored by Heineken

The winning pub site 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.

WINNER: IMPOSSIBLE, Manchester (Tokyo Industries)

The finalists:

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

Best Drinks Offer – sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners

This award is presented to a pub company that demonstrates drinks retail excellence, with drink sales a key part of the company’s total profits.

WINNER: The New World Trading Company

The finalists:

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

Business Leader of the Year – sponsored by Poppleston Allen

WINNER: Chris Hill


The Morning Advertiser‘s Outstanding Industry Achievement

WINNER: John Sands

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If you have any questions about the event, please contact Rachel Ward on 01293 610394, or Rachel.Ward@wrbm.com