Dooner, of the Railway Tavern, in Stratford, east London, has chaired the Newham Pubwatch scheme for the past 20 years and has worked with the British Olympic Association in the run-up to this summer’s Olympic Games, which takes place on her doorstep.
Murphy, of the Wellington Inn, Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, has been chairman of his local pubwatch for 10 years.
“I am pleasantly surprised,” said Dooner. “What they said about me makes me feel small because I just try to help people that have been in the trade a long time.”
Murphy said: “I have been coming to every conference since it started, and I have been running a pubwatch on and off since 1983.
“We know what good a pubwatch can do within the local community.”
National Pubwatch chairman Steve Baker said: “Janet and Miles were nominated because they demonstrated that they run their pubwatches for the benefit of the members and the community.
“We recognise good work when we see it and that is what this award is about. By giving people like this recognition, you show others what good practice there is out there.”