Meet the Publican Awards nominees: Best New Pub/Bar, sponsored by Heineken

By Liam Coleman contact

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Finalists clockwise from top left: Banyan Bar, The Sheep, The Fitzherbert Arms, The Alchemist, The Club House and Trade Union
Finalists clockwise from top left: Banyan Bar, The Sheep, The Fitzherbert Arms, The Alchemist, The Club House and Trade Union

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Six varied and impressive new sites from a selection of innovative operators are in the running to be named as Best New Pub/Bar, sponsored by Heineken at the upcoming Publican Awards.

Arc Inspirations - Banyan Bar & Kitchen, Leeds

Located in the old Post Office building in the heart of Leeds city centre, this expansive venue from Arc Inspirations brought the company's estate up to 15 bars. The site caters for a variety of customers - all the way from the business breakfast crowd at 10am to late-night cocktail drinkers.

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Brakspear - The Sheep

This Cotswolds site opened in July 2016 and has 22 en-suite rooms, as well as an impressive food and drink offer. Brackspear chief executive Tom Davies said: "We’re very proud of the shortlisting for the Sheep on Sheep Street, where we’ve taken a very different approach to the typical Cotswolds pub by creating ‘a slice of London’ with the bar’s decor, food and drink."

Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars - The Fitzherbert Arms

This Staffordshire site found its way into the Good Pub Guide 2017​ after less than a year of reopening following a restoration. The venue offers an impressive drink selection, which ranges from beers carefully curated from breweries within 35 miles of the site all the way to a choice of more than 30 different ports.

Grand Union Group - Trade Union

This east London site from nine-strong operator Grand Union bills itself as "a grown up playground for discerning Londoners". As well as having a varied food and drink offer, the 6,900sq ft site has an on-site florist, a penthouse mezzanine and even a slide for customers.

New World Trading Company (NWTC) - The Club House

NWTC's latest site is an expansive Liverpool venue that can cater for up to 600 people. At the heart of the Hamptons beach house design, which aims to invoke 'New England luxury', is a bespoke chandelier made from 64 suspended wine glasses. 

The Alchemist, Birmingham

For the first Alchemist site in Birmingham, Living Ventures chose to set up shop in the city's striking Grand Hotel. As with all the Alchemist sites, the venue combines impressive and unique decor with an innovative drinks offer centred around cocktails.

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