The group currently operates 68 pubs across Jersey (44 pubs), Guernsey (22 pubs) and Alderney (2 pubs) in addition to 30 pubs across Somerset, Bristol, Bath, Gloucester and Wiltshire through Butcombe Brewery – which it acquired in January 2015.
What’s more, the winner of the Best Food Offer prize at last year’s Publican Awards, Liberation Group was once again been shortlisted for its culinary prowess, this time in the Premium category.
Honoured to win @morningad#PublicanAwards 'Best Managed Pub Co' alongside @libbrewingco— Butcombe Brewing Co. (@ButcombeBrewery) March 31, 2021
After a tough year this means a lot & only possible thanks to the hard work of our pubs, head office, brewery & distribution teams + loyal support of our customers.
Thank you all!❤️️ pic.twitter.com/b6nTvOKGNq
Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser, which organises the awards, said: “This year’s event has certainly been different, going from a gathering of 1,500 in Battersea to an online ceremony in the virtual world, but the ethos remains the same – celebrating excellence and there’s plenty to celebrate.
“Many companies, having faced the challenges and disasters of 2020 could be forgiven for pulling down the shutters and sitting the crisis out. Our finalists tonight, and many others in the sector, did the exact opposite of that, rose to the challenge and did some amazing things.
“We wanted to continue with the awards this year to recognise those businesses that made sacrifices and strove to not just keep going, but to improve and thrive in the teeth of a brutal storm.
“Here’s to next year when companies can get back to doing what they do best, providing outstanding hospitality experiences for their guests.”
- Check out the full list of winners from the 2021 Publican Awards here