GBPA Greene King Pub of the Year: The Rose and Crown

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A Surrey-based pub was celebrating after being named the Greene King Pub of the Year fighting off competition from across the country.

The Rose and Crown was crowned at the Great British Pub Awards 2021 in London, after being judged from across the Greene King estate.

Part of the Baron Pub Company group, the Greene King site impressed judges on arrival with its outstanding exterior and equally attractive interior, giving off a fantastic traditional pub vibe. Originally a hunting lodge, the site has been run as a pub for the last three hundred years, dating back to the mid 17th century.

But it is not all tradition, the outdoor space was particularly impressive and modern, featuring a mix of booths, pods, sheds and stretch tents, all superbly served from an outdoor bar. Most of this work was carried out pre-covid, due to the operators interest in maximising the outdoor space of their site.

Training first rate

Staff are excellent throughout this site, attentive and exceptionally well trained. The internal training systems are first rate and the focus and attention to detail was impressive. 

Allergen catering was a particular stand out with systems in place to help both customers and staff identify the right options from the menu with an intuitive system. There was also a great range of choice for vegetarians and vegans across the menu.

A strong food and drink offer is there to cater for all tastes, and is certainly popular with the local community and visiting families.

Judges said the pub represented the complete package, a beautiful building with stunning and well organised outdoor space, coupled with a cosy and traditional interior, all backed up by superb, well trained staff offering impeccable service.

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