Star Pubs and Bars unveils winning licensees at first ever Star Awards

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Star Pubs and Bars unveils winning licensees at first ever Star Awards
Star Pubs & Bars (formerly Scottish & Newcastle Pub Company) has unveiled its top performing lessees with the announcement of the winners of its first ever Star Awards. 

Over 50 finalists attended the gala event in Manchester which included an afternoon of activities as well as an awards dinner and ceremony hosted by Soccer Saturday’s Jeff Stelling.

The ceremony was the culmination of months of judging to select winners from the company’s 1,343 strong estate.

The winners will be taken on a short break to Lisbon hosted by Star Pubs & Bars management team in the New Year.

Star Pubs & Bars Trading Director, Chris Moore said:  “We pride ourselves on the quality of the pubs in our estate but they wouldn’t have the highest average sales turnovers of any national leased pub estate in the UK if it wasn’t for the dedication and skills of their lessees. All the Star Awards finalists are at the forefront of the industry, setting standards for others to follow. The commitment and expertise of these operators shows that there is a bright future for the great British pub.”

Lawson Mountstevens, UK Sales managing director, On Trade, Heineken, who supported the awards, said: "Heineken is a passionate supporter of the great British pub. For us the gold standard of consumer experiences is a great pint in a great pub or bar. It has been exciting and inspiring to see so many operators in our estate, not only meeting but exceeding our expectations of what makes an outstanding pub.”

The winners:

Best Pint Award

Paul Gibbs, the Seven Stars, Ponteland


Best Family Award

Michael and Isla Baines, Eagle & Child, Weeton


Best Cask Ale Award

Gail Heyes, the Guest House, Southport


Best Community Award

Tim and Nick Cockburn, the Adam & Eve, London

Best Food Award

James Almond, Hesketh Tavern, Cheadle

Best Marketed Award

Martyn and Lynda Cripps, Longboat Inn, Penzance


Best Outdoor Area Award

Martin Condliffe and Neil Roughshedge, the Farmer’s Arms in Warrington

Best Distilled Spirit Award

Kelly Wimbleton, Amber Lounge, Chester


Best Sports Award

Rob and Alison Thompson, the Hart, Knaresborough


Best Newcomer Award

Calvin Dow, the Castle Inn, Skipton


Long Service Awards

Pat Ross, Railway Tavern, Motherwell

Mike Brown, The Angler’s, Saxilby

Mike and Joan Fetton, Ye Olde Black Bull, Stratford

There was also a Special Recognition Award for the Camden Eye.


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