Punch lessee John Chittock of the Globe Inn, Chichester scooped the gong for the most responsible pub at yesterday's Responsible Drinks Retailing (RDR) awards.
The awards, sponsored by Diageo, JD Wetherspoon and the BII, recognise best practice in both the on and off-trade as well as at local authority and police level.
Judges were impressed by how Chittock had worked with police, council and Punch Taverns to turn around a pub that had experienced drug problems in the past.
Some of the changes introduced included ensuring there's only one point of entry to the bar to monitor who arrives and training staff to talk to customers to assess whether they've had too much to drink.
JD Wetherspoon picked up the award for the most responsible pub company for the second time in three years. It was praised for funding taxi marshal schemes, voluntarily reducing operating hours at some sites and extending dispersal periods.
Pubwatch of the year was the Rhyl Rules Pubwatch. Judges said it set the standard for what a great Pubwatch scheme should be.
Local Authority: Derby Community Safety Partnership
Police Champions: Devon and Cornwall Constabulary
Best initiative: Lancashire County Council Trading Standards
Pub Company: JD Wetherspoon
Tenant/lessee or Freehold: Globe Inn, Chichester, West Sussex
Pubwatch of the year: Rhyl Rules
Independent Retailer: TheDrinkShop.com
Off-trade chain: Asda