BII rewards the best Channel Islands pubs

By Matt Eley Matt

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Top performing pubs on the Channel Islands have been recognised at the BII's annual awards ceremony. Justin Pledger, of the Victoria in St Peter's...

Top performing pubs on the Channel Islands have been recognised at the BII's annual awards ceremony.

Justin Pledger, of the Victoria in St Peter's Valley, won the title of Licensee of the Year as well as picking up the gong for Best Pub Food and Food Service.

BII Channel Islands regional chairman Simon Le Cornu-Brown said: "Jersey is extremely fortunate in having some excellent pubs and bars. Per capita, we must have the highest density of quality establishments in Europe.

"Special commendation goes to Justin Pledger who has used his insight to rebrand the Victoria in St Peter's Valley and capture the trend that is fine dining in a casual, friendly atmosphere."

BII chief executive Neil Robertson, who attended the ceremony at Jersey's Club 72, said: "I have been impressed with the quality and professionalism of all the winners. The commitment to high standards is clear across the board - not just from the award winners but from all those working in, or concerned with, the industry on the islands."The winners are:

• Smirnoff Licensee of the Year - Justin Pledger at The Victoria, St. Peter's Valley

• St Helier Constable's Social Responsibility Award - The Royal Yacht Club

• Britvic Bartender of the Year - Hannah Phillips, Five Oaks

• CI Hospitality Graduate of the Year - Maria Holley, The Wellington

• Pepsi Cola Family Friendly Pub of the Year - The Landmark, La Marquanderie

• Grolsch Al Fresco Pub of the Year - Cock'n'Bottle, Royal Square

• Easenmyne Best Pub Food & Food Service - The Victoria, St. Peter's Valley

• Island Hospitality Training Commitment to Training - Seymour Hotels

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