Restored Victorian pub scoops design award

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Refurbishment honours: London's Fitzroy Tavern has been recognised for its Victorian aesthetic
Refurbishment honours: London's Fitzroy Tavern has been recognised for its Victorian aesthetic
The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has revealed the best pub designs across the country in the latest Pub Design Awards, including the recently refurbished Fitzroy Tavern in London.

Sites recognised include the longest bar in Britain, a 1930s neo-Georgian roadhouse, a former Victorian coffeehouse and a tasteful modern new-build.

The Fitzroy Tavern in Fitzrovia, London, won the Refurbishment award after independent brewery Samuel Smith recreated the pub’s 1897 aesthetic – installing new partitions, wrought iron pub signs and meticulous restoration of the site’s tiling.

Winners of other categories will be invited to the Fitzroy Tavern on 20 March for an awards presentation.

Other pubs recognised include the Greenwood in Northolt, Middlesex, a high street landmark that took home the Conservation award.

The Sail Loft in Greenwich, London, has been recognised in the new-build category for its tasteful design that includes floor-to-ceiling glazing.

A separate event will take place in Lancashire on 22 March to recognise the only category winner outside of London – the Bowland Beer Hall in Clitheroe, Lancashire.

This pub won the Conversion To Pub Use prize after it was converted from a former textile mill by local architect Charles Stanton and now boasts the longest bar in Britain.

CAMRA’s Pub Design Awards co-ordinator Sean Murphy said: “Our 2017 winners celebrate an enormously wide variety of building styles and contexts – from a modern new-build to a historic high street landmark, from a textile mill conversion to a Victorian restoration.

“The sheer diversity of these winners, and their evident commercial success, shows just how vibrant a pub can be – and what an agent of regeneration it can provide – if treated with respect and sensitivity for both building and clientele.”

The Morning Advertiser​ has picked out some of the best images of the award-winning pubs: 

The Fitzroy Tavern - Fitzrovia, London

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The Sail Loft - Greenwich, London

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Greenwood - Northolt, Middlesex

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The Bowland Beer Hall - Clitheroe, Lancashire

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