Publican Awards 2018 finalists announced

By Ed Bedington

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Iconic venue: the awards will take place at Battersea Evolution
Iconic venue: the awards will take place at Battersea Evolution
Judging is underway and the finalists for the 2018 Publican Awards can now be revealed.

With the first stage of judging complete, the shortlisted companies will now face a gruelling process of further scrutinization as they compete to be named winner in the UK pub sector's most prestigious awards.

Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser​, which organises the awards, said: “Congratulations to all the companies that have made it through to the next stages of the Publican Awards - now the real work begins!

“And commiserations to those companies that haven’t got through, this competition is one of the toughest in many sectors and as such, not everyone can make the final cut, although in many cases it was a close-run thing.

“I’m now looking forward to getting out on the road with our team of judges, and visiting the operations to see what makes them tick.”

Once the judges road trips are complete, the final stage of the awards process will see the finalists stepping before various panels of industry experts for the final judging day.

Bedington added: “Best of luck to all our finalists in the months ahead, and I look forward to seeing who edges ahead of the pack and takes the title on the night.”

The winners will be revealed on 13 March at a huge celebration at Battersea Evolution. To book your tickets to the event, contact Stevie Robinson on 01293 846508, or email her at stevie.robinson@wrbm.com

The finalists for 2018 are:

Best Accommodation Operator

Anglian Country Inns

Cirrus Inns

Fuller, Smith & Turner

Bel & The Dragon

 

Best Brewing Pub Company

Pivovar

Lincoln Green Brewing Company

North Bar Brewing Company

Brewhouse & Kitchen

 

Best Community Pub Operator

The Craft Union Pub Company

Bel & The Dragon

Cornerstone Inns

 

Best Late Night Operator

Stonegate Pub Company

Tokyo Industries

The Deltic Group

 

Best Tenanted & Leased (Up to 500 sites)

Palmers Brewery

St Austell Brewery

Thwaites

Hawthorn Leisure

 

Best Tenanted & Leased (501+ sites)

Greene King Pub Partners

Star Pubs & Bars

 

Best Managed Pub Company (2-50 sites)

The New World Trading Company

Hydes Brewery

Brewhouse & Kitchen

Oakman Inns & Restaurants

 

Best Managed Pub Company (51+ sites)

Laine Pub Company

Fuller, Smith & Turner

 

Best Pub Employer (up to 500 employees)

Be At One

Red Mist Leisure

Brewhouse & Kitchen

Bel & The Dragon

Cornerstone Inns

 

Best Pub Employer (501+ employees)

The New World Trading Company

Oakman Inns & Restaurants

Harvester Restaurants

 

Best Pub Operations Team

The New World Trading Company

The Deltic Group

 

Best Value Food Offer

Toby Carvery

Farmhouse Inns

 

Best Food Offer

Oakman Inns & Restaurants

Cirrus Inns

Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars

Seafood Pub Company

 

Best Premium Food Offer

Red Mist Leisure

Bel & The Dragon

Tom Kerridge Group

 

Best Pub Brand/Concept

The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant

Be At One

Brewhouse & Kitchen

 

Best New Pub/Bar

The Alchemist - Media City, Manchester

Canova Hall - Brixton, London

Central Oven & Shaker - Newcastle

Impossible - Manchester

The Half Moon - Herne Hill, London

The Roebuck Inn - Mobberly, Cheshire

Best Drinks Offer

Brewhouse & Kitchen

The New World Trading Company

The Alchemist Bar & Restaurant

Be At one

North Bar

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