Thwaites rewards top tenants

By Michelle Perrett

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Thwaites: first awards for its tenants
Thwaites: first awards for its tenants
Lancashire-based brewer and pub operator Daniel Thwaites has honoured its top tenants for the first time.

Lancashire-based brewer Daniel Thwaites has honoured its top tenants for the first time, with the launch of the Thwaites Awards for Excellence 2011.

It saw the licensees rewarded across a range of categories including the coveted prize of Pub of the Year.

Andrew Buchanan, director of pub operations at Thwaites said: "We're incredibly proud of the hard work and success of our licensees and this awards ceremony recognises those areas that matter most to our customers. This year the competition was fierce and the standards very high, which made the judging process extremely challenging. "Congratulations to all the finalists and award winners and in particular the Old Horns Inn for winning the very prestigious Pub of the Year Award as well as the Best Food Retailer Award."

The 2011 Award winners were:

• Best Newcomer: the Three Tuns, Sutton Coldfield

• Best Turnaround: the Rose and Crown, Clitheroe

• Best Customer Service: the Albion, Arnside

• Best Food Retailer: the Old Horns Inn, Sheffield

• Involving the Community Award: the Station Hotel, Cherrytree, Blackburn

• Best Business Building Activities: the Victoria, Southport

• The Great Pint Award: the Inn at the Station, Clitheroe

• Pub of the Year Award: the Old Horns Inn, Sheffield

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