The Bull in Ditchling, East Sussex, has offered its car park as the location for a fibre broadband cabinet, so more than 300 homes and businesses in the village will get access to high-speed fibre broadband.
The pub itself will also get the superfast technology.
Owner Dominic Worrall said: “Having been approached by the residents of Ditchling, I was delighted to offer some land to Openreach as we understood their expansion plans had been complicated because there wasn't a suitable public site in the village.
"I’m thrilled that this will now benefit the local school, businesses and homeowners to operate and connect at speeds that a modern and progressive village like Ditchling needs. It’s a true reflection of how a community can work together.”
Ditching has a population of about 2,000.
Commenting on winning the overall Great British Pub of the Year Award, Worrall said: “We’ve have had a brilliant year and it’s going to be sad to hand it on. It’s been fantastic in terms of customer interest and visits but also in giving the pub a platform to look ahead.
“We’ve got some great investment and expansion plans that include increasing the size of the kitchens, adding bedrooms and making a larger eating area. We've also added a garden pizza shack and bar and are installing a lovely wooden child-friendly area too.
“The interest in the pub from the award has us a definite boost in all areas.”
- This year’s Great British Pub of the Year Awards will be held on Thursday 7 September at London Hilton on Park Lane. To enter or order tickets click here.