BRITAIN’S best new pubs have been revealed.
The Publican Awards will pit the best pub companies in the UK against one another across a number of categories.
5Brewdog Waterloo is one of six new sites nominated for the top prizeCredit: Times Newspapers Ltd5Heidis Bier Bar Cardiff is also in for a winning shotThese include the venues which serve the best drinks, plate up the most succulent meals and provide the cosiest accommodation.
The winners will be announced at the end of March.
Below are the shortlisted nominees for the 2023 Publican Awards:
Best New Site
To be in contention for this prize, the pub must have opened during the past two years and be either a new-build pub or a substantial re-development.
Entrants must demonstrate evidence of how effectively trade has been built at the site.
Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars – Mainwaring Arms
BrewDog – Waterloo
Cheshire Pub Co. – The Churchill Tree
Little Door – The Little Scarlet Door
REKOM – Heidi’s Bier Bar, Cardiff
Remarkable Pubs – The Boleyn Tavern
Best Brewing Pub Company
To qualify for this section, the pub company had to have between two and 150 sites that manage to juggle both a pub estate and a successful brewery.
To be in with a shot here, you’ll need to run a successful brewery and/or a managed or tenanted/leased pub estate. Those nominated will have between 2 and 150 pub sites.
Brewhouse & Kitchen
Big Smoke Brew Co.
Lincoln Green Brewing Co.
Best Community Pub Operator
This category will decipher the best local in the country, serving up the largest amount of pints in the local area to its loyal following.
Urban Village Pubs
Stonegate – Craft Union
Best Accommodation Operator
After a bruising long walk or an aching drive with the kids in the back, this award will be presented to the company boasting excellent rooms.
Fuller, Smith & Turner
Grosvenor Pubs & Inns
Best Drinks Offer
Arguably the most important category of them all – which pub firm is serving up the best pints and glasses of vino.
With most punters entering a pub for a sharpener, this is arguably the most significant gong. Drinks retail excellence bragging rights on the table for the nominees.
Albion & East
Best Food Offer
Pub companies that average a two-course meal (Starter/Dessert and Main) from between £12.50 to £25 per head can enter the award, which is looking for the tastiest mainstream food on offer in the country.
Barons Pub Company
Best Late Night Operator
A category for the kind of pub which specialises in only ringing for last orders late into the night and can be a vibrant establishment into the early hours of the following morning.
Best Sustainable Pub Company
An award for the firm which best demonstrates a significant and concerted effort to reduce its waste and be environmentally efficient.
Mitchells & Butlers
5The Boleyn Tavern in East LondonCredit: Alamy5Mainwaring Arms public house in StaffordshireCredit: Alamy5The Churchill Tree in AlderleyCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
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