Meet the Publican Awards nominees: Best Pub Brand/Concept, sponsored by Miller Brands

By Liam Coleman contact

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Experienced: all five finalists have very distinctive branding
Experienced: all five finalists have very distinctive branding

Related tags: Bar, Public house, Publican awards, Best pub

Five phenomenal, established pub companies have a chance of being named the Best Pub Brand/Concept in the industry at March's Publican Awards.


Scottish brewer BrewDog has grown exponentially since it was established by two friends in 2007. The company now operates 30 sites in the UK that distribute its iconic and the company reported turnover​ of £70m in December 2016.

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New World Trading Company

New World Trading Company (NWTC) walked away with two awards at the 2016 Publican Awards​. The company, however, missed out on the Best Pub Brand/Concept award despite being shortlisted and will hope to go one better this year. This is one of an impressive six categories that the operator has been shortlisted for this year.

Sports Bar & Grill

Sports Bar & Grill was the operator that fought off fierce competition from NWTC and others to win Best Pub Brand/Concpet at the 2016 awards. At the time, editor of The Morning Advertiser​, Ed Bedington, said: "This is a great example of a traditional concept being turned on its head."

Stonegate Pub Company

Stonegate is another company that will be hoping to go one better after being a finalist in this category in 2016. The company has seven formats of pubs, all of which have a distinctive style – from community-centric 'proper pubs' to modern high street venues under the Town Pub & Kitchen moniker.

The Draft House

Ten-strong operator Draft House has a selection of very distinctive venues in London and, in 2016, the company opened its first site outside of the capital. The company aims to promote beer drinking as an art across its estate and is enjoying rapid growth through this concept.

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