Churchill Arms wins Fuller's Griffin Trophy

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The Churchill Arms in Kensington, London, has been awarded the Griffin Trophy after being named the Fuller's pub of the year. On presenting the award...

The Churchill Arms in Kensington, London, has been awarded the Griffin Trophy after being named the Fuller's pub of the year.

On presenting the award to licensee Gerry O'Brien, Fuller's chairman Michael Turner said: "The Churchill Arms is a wonderful pub with an exceptional atmosphere, an absolute joy to visit, and fully deserves the 2008 Griffin Trophy.

"The pub's stunning floral displays really help it to stand out from the crowd, and the amazing collection of memorabilia inside is a reflection of Gerry's infectious personality."

Gerry, who has been at the Churchill for 24 years, also scooped the Griffin in 1989 and 2002.

He said: "I am absolutely over the moon to win the Griffin Trophy. The Griffin Trophy is a tremendously tough competition, so to be named the overall winner is just fantastic.

"I love my pub, and am delighted to know that other people like it too. My staff and our customers are a huge part of what makes the Churchill great, so I can't wait to take the trophy back to share the good news with them."

The Griffin Trophy winner receives a holiday to the value of £3,000, £500 to share with the pub's staff, a commemorative plaque and the Griffin Trophy itself.

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