Great British Pub Awards 2014: Regional champions revealed

By Jo Bruce

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Regional champions have been crowned in this year's Great British Pub Awards
Regional champions have been crowned in this year's Great British Pub Awards
The regional winners in the Great British Pub Awards 2014 have been announced.

One hundred pubs have been crowned as regional champions across six UK regions in 17 categories.

The regional winners have been selected from hundreds of entries, following visits to shortlisted pubs by a panel of judges including David Hancock, editor of the Alastair Sawday’s Pubs & Inns Guide​; Alastair Gilmour, editor of pub magazine Cheers North East​, pub guide inspector and Yorkshire Post​ columnist Amanda Wragg, industry journalist Phil Mellows and Publican’s Morning Advertiser​ editor Rob Willock.

Two new categories have been introduced for the 2014 awards: Best Pub Loos and Best Cider Pub/Bar.

Passion

The awards, organised by the Publican’s Morning Advertiser,​ recognise the business achievements of licensees around the UK through a three-stage judging process.

From the regional winners across the 17 categories, national champions for each category are being selected who will be unveiled at an exciting awards ceremony at the Hilton on Park Lane, London on 11 September.

A champion of champions - the Sky Sports Great British Pub of the Year 2014 - who is selected from the award's 17 category winners, will also be revealed at the sports-themed awards night.

PMA​ editor Rob Willock said: "We have an excellent set of regional winners who are a credit to our industry. To be named among the best in the business they have all demonstrated strong business performance and development, amazing passion for their pubs and the industry, exciting innovation and great retail standards. The licensees running these businesses have a wealth of business acumen and skills."

Rob Willock's view: "Putting the Great into the Great British Pub Awards"

The regional winners are:

Best Cask Beer Pub

East Anglia & East Midlands - Griffin, Halstead, Essex

North West - the Crown, Croston, Lancashire

South East & London - Cask Pub & Kitchen, Pimlico, London

South West - Rashleigh Arms, Charlestown, Cornwall

West Midlands & Wales - Crown Inn, Oakengates, Telford, Shropshire

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - Rat & Ratchet, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire

 

Best Cider Pub/Bar

North West - George & Dragon, Dent, Cumbria

South East & London - Rockstone, Southampton, Hampshire

West Midlands & Wales - Penrhyn Arms, Llandudno, Conwy, Wales

South West - the Apple, Bristol, Somerset

 

Best Wine Pub

East Anglia & East Midlands - One Bull, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

North West - Ring O Bells, Christleton, Cheshire

South East & London - Princess Victoria, Shepherd's Bush, London

South West - the Pandora Inn, Mylor Bridge, Falmouth, Cornwall

West Midlands & Wales - the Mill Race, Walford, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - Ye Old Sun Inn, Colton, Yorkshire

 

Best Spirits Pub/Bar

North West - the Atlas Bar, Manchester

South East & London - the Office, Brighton, East Sussex and the Rockstone, Southampton, Hampshire

South West - Spoken Cafe Bar & Venue, Exmouth, Devon

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - Cheers Cafe Bar & Tavern, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire

 

Best Bar Team

East Anglia & East Midlands - Victory at Mersea, Essex

North West - Ring O Bells, Christleton, Chester, cheshire

South East & London - Fitzrovia Belle Public House & Hotel, Fitzrovia, London

South West - the Central Inn, Newquay, Cornwall,

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - Botanist, Leeds, Yorkshire

 

Best Cellar

East Anglia & East Midlands - Sir John Borlase Warren, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

North West - William Rufus, Carlisle, Cumbria

West Midlands and Wales - Ivor Arms, Pontyclun, Mid Glamorgan

South East & London - Red Lion, Barnes, London

South West - the Cromwell Arms, Bovey Tracey, Newton Abbot, Devon

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - Woolly Sheep Inn, Skipton, North Yorkshire

 

Best Partnership Pub (formerly Best Tenanted/Leased pub)

East Anglia & East Midlands - White Horse, Tilbrook, Cambridgeshire

North West - Hest Bank Inn, Hest Bank, Lancaster, Lancashire

South East & London - the Grafton, Kentish Town, London

South West - Eastfield Inn, Bristol, Somerset

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - Royal Oak, Ripton, North Yorkshire

 

Best Managed Pub

East Anglia & East Midlands - the Star, Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire (TCG)

North West - Coach & Four and Wilmslow Lodge, Wilmslow, Cheshire (Hydes)

South East & London - the Exchequer, Crookham, Hampshire (Red Mist Leisure)

South West - the Ship, Plymouth, Devon (St Austell Brewery)

West Midlands & Wales - the Dirty Duck, Stratford-upon-Avon (Greene King)

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - Woolly Sheep, Skipton, Yorkshire (Timothy Taylors)

 

Best Freehouse

East Anglia & East Midlands - the Bull Inn, Barton Mills, Suffolk

North West - the Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston, Lancashire

South East & London - Jolly Cricketers, Seer Green, Buckinghamshire

South West - Old Badger Inn, Eastington, Gloucestershire

West Midlands & Wales - the Dragon, Willington, Derbyshire

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - the Golden Lion, Hartlepool,

 

Best Community Pub

East Anglia & East Midlands - White Horse Inn, Barton, Cambridgeshire

North West - Cock and Bottle, Tarleton, Lancashire

South East & London - the Grange, Ealing, London

South West - Chaplins & the Cellar Bar, Bournemouth, Dorset

West Midlands & Wales - the Lord Clifden, Hockley, Birmingham

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - Wrygarth Inn, Great Hatfield, near Hornsea, East Yorkshire

 

Best Turnaround Pub

North West - the Ship in Styal, Styal, Cheshire and the Wheatsheaf Inn, Brigsteer, Cumbria

South East & London - the Catherine Wheel, Goring on Thames, Oxfordshire

South West -  Ship Inn, Wadebridge, Cornwall and the Bell at Stow, Stow on the Wold, Gloucestershire

West Midlands & Wales - Cape of Good Hope, Warwick, Warwickshire

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - the Staith House, North Shields, Northumberland

 

Best Newcomer

East Anglia & East Midlands - Earl of Beaconsfield, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire and the Castle, Bedford, Bedfordshire

North West - the White Lion Inn, Earby, Lancashire

South East & London - Chandos Arms, Weston Turville, Buckinghamshire

South West - Pig on the Hill, Westward Ho, North Devon

West Midlands & Wales - the Rigger, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - the Bridge Tavern, Newcastle upon Tyne

 

Best Food Pub

East Anglia & East Midlands - the Packhorse Inn, Moulton Newmarket, Suffolk

North West - Parkers Arms, Newton in Bowland, Lancashire

South East & London - the Red Lion, Britwell Salome, Oxfordshire

South West - the Pony & Trap, Chew Magna, Somerset

West Midlands & Wales -the Stag at Offchurch, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - Bridge Inn, Ratho, Scotland

 

Best Sports Pub

East Anglia & East Midlands - the Gardeners Arms/the Murderers, Norwich, Norfold

North West - the Green, Manchester

South East & London - Bar Sport, Maidenhead, Berkshire

West Midlands & Wales - Bar Sport, Cannock, Staffordshire

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - the Common Room, Sheffield, Yorkshire

 

Best Entertainment Pub

North West - the Red Lion, Winsford, Cheshire

South East & London - the Anchor Inn, Wingham, Kent and the Prince Albert, Camden, London

South West - Chaplins & the Cellar Bar, Bournemouth, Dorset

West Midlands & Wales - Brewhouse, Cardiff, Wales

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - the White Lion, Sheffiled, Yorkshire

 

Best Family Pub

East Anglia & East Midlands - the Jolly Sailors, Brancaster Staithe, Norfolk

North West - Ring O Bells, Christleton, Cheshire

South East & London - the Clissold Arms, East Finchley, London and the Fighting Cocks, Horton Kirby, Kent

South West - Trengilly Wartha Inn, Constantine, Cornwall

Yorkshire, North East and Scotland - South Causey Inn, Stanley, Durham

 

Best Pub Loos

East Anglia & East Midlands - the Gardeners Arms/Murderers, Norwich, Norfolk

North West - the Ship in Styal, Styal, Cheshire

South East & London - the Woodman, Archway, London and the Broad Leys, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

West Midlands & Wales - the Plough Inn, Far Forest, Kidderminster

For more information on all the 2014 sponsors and bar partners visit the Great British Pub Awards website.

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