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A south-west London pub, the Bedford, won the supreme accolade in the Morning Advertiser's Best Pub Awards at a gala dinner at the London Hilton on...

A south-west London pub, the Bedford, won the supreme accolade in the Morning Advertiser's Best Pub Awards at a gala dinner at the London Hilton on Park Lane last night. The Unique-leased outlet in Balham, which is run by Chris Scholey and his Pocket Pub Company, was singled out to receive the Morning Advertiser Pub of the Year award ­ the first time the accolade has been presented. The Bedford was chosen because it is a true all-rounder and offers a wide variety of entertainment and occasions for customers of all ages and all interests. Winners in the other categories are: Kings Head, Bishop's Cleeve, Glos (tenanted); Lion Inn, Trellech, Monmouthshire (freehouse); Alice Lisle, Rockford Green, Hants (family); Red Cat, Crank, Merseyside (food); Fat Cat, Sheffield (cask beer); Rose & Crown, Worton, Wilts (village); Carpenters Arms, Clydach, West Glam (community); Robin Hood, Durley, Hants (business development); Catherine Wheel, Albury, Herts (fundraising); St Margaret's Tavern, Twickenham, Middlesex (managed); Elgin Bar & Grill, Maida Vale, London W9 (premium bar); The Bedford, Balham, London SW12 (pub disco & club venue); Dukes Head, Hampton, Middlesex (pub environment); Black Bull Hotel, Folkestone, Kent (pub promotion); Portobello Gold, Notting Hill, London W11 (pub website); Crooked Billet, Stoke Row, Oxon (wine); and Alyesbury, Bucks (Pubwatch award for social responsibility). Pictures and a full report will appear in next week's edition.

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