Good Beer Guide 2017

Almost 200 Punch pubs in Good Beer Guide

By Nikkie Sutton

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Proud: Duncan Garrood has congratulated all the Punch sites featured
Proud: Duncan Garrood has congratulated all the Punch sites featured

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Almost 200 Punch pubs have featured in the Campaign for Real Ale’s Good Beer Guide 2017, which features 4,500 pubs nationwide.

The guide highlights the best real ale pubs throughout Great Britain and 187 of those mentioned are owned by Punch.

The pubco has sent all of its licensees, whose pubs have been featured, a pack including an external banner and internal poster to promote the achievement.

Pleasure to make grade

Licensee of the Malt Shovel in Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire, who is in the guide, Matt Feeney said: “It’s a real pleasure to be in the Good Beer Guide​. We have been in the Malt Shovel since 2010, where we have grown year on year.

“We stock six real ales and the pack we received from Punch is great – it really helped us promote the Good Beer Guide ​in our pub.”

Punch CEO Duncan Garrood said: “On behalf of everybody here at Punch, I would like to say congratulations to all the pubs who have made it into the guide. It’s a fantastic achievement and all of them should be very proud.

“We hope that more of our pubs will make it into the Good Beer Guide ​next year and we will continue to support all our pubs with training and development.”


Editor of the guide, Roger Protz, recently slammed guidance from the Chief Medical Officer​ that men and women should drink no more than 14 units a week.

Protz also discovered how drinking beer can help reduce a host of debilitating diseases​ including diabetes and developing kidney stones earlier this year.

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