Rob Brydon to host Publican Awards

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Host announced: Would I Lie To You's Rob Brydon will lead the annual Publican Awards ceremony
Host announced: Would I Lie To You's Rob Brydon will lead the annual Publican Awards ceremony
Top comedian and actor Rob Brydon will be hosting the Publican Awards, organisers are delighted to announce.

The award-winning star will be leading the event, which takes place on 13 March at Battersea Evolution in London.

Brydon is best known for starring roles in the hit comedy Gavin & Stacey​, as himself in The Trip​ with Steve Coogan, as well as the popular Marion and Geoff​ series, which he co-wrote.

Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser​, which organises the awards, said: “We’re delighted to have a star of the calibre of Rob Brydon to host the industry’s leading pub company awards.

“The night is always a stand-out event in the industry’s calendar, attracting top operators from across the UK to celebrate the sector’s success stories, and having a star like Rob join us will be the icing on the cake.”

The Publican Awards have been running for more than a quarter of a century now, and celebrate and recognise great operations across the spectrum of the pub industry.

With more than 17 awards up for grabs, the competition is fierce and judges are currently on the road visiting finalists throughout the country.

Bedington added: “Judging such amazing companies is never easy and the judges will have a tough task ahead of them for the coming weeks, but we’re all looking forward to revealing our winner on 13 March.”

To book your place at the awards, contact Stevie Robinson on 01293 846508, or email her on 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 & Bards

Seafood Pub Company

 

Best Premium Food Offer

Red Mist Leisure

Bel & The Dragon

Tom Kerridge Pubs

 

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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The Publican Awards, now more than a quarter of a century old, is the leading benchmark for success across the pub company market and the hunt is now on for the 2018 winners. The competition will culminate in a huge celebration on 13 March 2018, at Battersea Evolution, London, where the winners will be revealed. With 17 categories to enter, there are plenty of opportunities for businesses large and small and the competition offers operator a great chance to benchmark their businesses.

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