The Great British Pub Awards - Pub Heroes

The Crown Inn wins Sheltering the Community at the Great British Pub Awards

By The Morning Advertiser

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For pubs with rooms the lockdown was devastating to their business, but many operators recognised the need to help shelter the vulnerable and needy.

The Crown Inn, in Gayton Norfolk, was quick to step up and helped to encourage other operators to provide free accommodation to desperate NHS staff who were forced to live apart from their families at the height of the crisis.

Operators Neil and Lisa Staples provided a vital service to a range of grateful front line workers in the NHS  and were voted winners in the Sheltering the Community category of the Great British Pub Awards Pub Heroes 2020.

You can hear more about their story on the video above.

The awards are kindly sponsored by Booker/Makro, Coca-Cola European Partners, Heineken UK, Diageo, Sky, EI Publican Partnerships, Admiral Taverns, Star Pubs & Bars, Punch Pubs & Co and Greene King.

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