It all began with the build, and The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington lent a helping hand in setting up the bars with his personal hardhat.
It took near 48 hours' worth of work to build some 16 bars and one DIY snack station.
We also had a strong message surrounding the environment and stamping out plastic use in the Sky VIP lounge.
And once it was all built, they then began to arrive in their droves, with 1,400 descending on the party.
Some even found novel ways to get there. By boat…
…train, car or rickshaw. They came.
The pinnacle of pub quality for over 25 years ....It can only be @morningad#PublicanAwards where the fantastic @Inn_Collection are up for two awards! We’re on our way! Bring it on pic.twitter.com/baqgtMfZBC— Claire Thorburn (@ImpactPRM) March 12, 2019