Publican Awards 2021

Best Managed Pub Company - Liberation Group/Butcombe Brewing Company

By The Morning Advertiser

- Last updated on GMT

Industry celebration: the 2021 Publican Awards were held virtually on Tuesday 30 March
Industry celebration: the 2021 Publican Awards were held virtually on Tuesday 30 March

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Channel Islands-based Liberation Group and Butcombe Brewing Company picked up the Best Managed Pub Company at this year’s Publican Awards.

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.  

Celebrating excellence 

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

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