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Finalists in The Publican Awards 2022 revealed

By Ed Bedington

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Which companies are finalists in the Publican Awards?

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The race is under way to find out the best companies in the trade as The Publican Awards gears up for the next stages of judging and announces those in the running.

The finalists have now been shortlisted across all 16 categories showcasing some of the best companies in the business.

The Publican Awards recognises excellence across the sector, from the best employers to the best tenanted and leased operators, to name a few.

Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser​, which organises the awards, said: “The past two years have been incredibly challenging for everyone involved in the pub and bar trade and while we’re clearly not out of the woods yet, there have been some incredibly achievements by businesses to not just survive but thrive in the face of such adversity.

“The Publican Awards have always recognised excellence within the sector, businesses that go above and beyond to stand out as superb examples to the rest of the trade, and our finalists for the 2022 awards certainly live up to that.

“Judges are going to have a seriously tough time to pick out the winners from such a strong field, but we’ll be looking forward to revealing the winners in due course.”

The Publican Awards winners will be announced at a five-star celebratory event at Evolution London on March 30, 2022.

The finalists are:

Best Accommodation Operator

  • Daniel Thwaites
  • PubLove
  • Liberation Group

Best Brewing Pub Company

  • Robinsons Brewery
  • Wells & Co/Brewpoint
  • Laine Pub and Brewing Company
  • North Brewing Co

Best Community Pub Operator

  • Craft Union Pub Company
  • Everards Brewery
  • Livelyhood Pubs
  • Wells & Co

Best Drinks Offer

  • Albion & East
  • Camerons Brewery
  • Berkeley Inns

Best Food Offer

  • Albion & East
  • Farmhouse Inns
  • Provenance Inns & Hotels

Best Late Night Operator

  • Rekom
  • Advocate Group

Best Managed Pub Company (2-50 sites)

  • Arc Inspirations
  • Hippo Inns
  • The Inn Collection Group
  • Urban Pubs and Bars

Best Managed Pub Company (51+ sites)

  • Greene King
  • Liberation Group

Best New Site

  • Cahoots - The Ticket Hall and Control Room
  • Daniel Thwaites - The Flying Handbag
  • Joule’s Brewery - Crown Wharf
  • North Brewing Co - Springwell
  • Rockwater Group - Rockwater
  • Greene King - The Boat

Best Premium Food Offer

  • Anglian Country Inns
  • Liberation Group
  • Oakman Group
  • Peach Pubs

Best Pub/Brand Concept

  • Chef & Brewer
  • Chestnut Group
  • Hickory’s Smokehouse
  • Punch Pubs & Co

Best Pub Employer

  • Barons Pub Company
  • Chestnut Group
  • Metropolitan Pub Company
  • Stonegate Group

Best Pub Operations Team

  • Arc Inspiration
  • Barons Pub Company
  • Rekom
  • Stonegate Group

Best Sustainable Pub Company

  • Peach Pubs
  • Revolution Bars
  • Harvey’s
  • North Brewing Co

Best Tenanted & Leased Pub Company (up to 500 sites)

  • Wells & Co
  • Hall & Woodhouse
  • Everards Brewery

Best Tenanted & Leased Pub Company (501+ sites)

  • Greene King Pub Partners
  • Stonegate Group
  • Punch Pubs & Co

The awards are made possible thanks to the kind support of our sponsors: Britvic Soft Drinks, Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Diageo, Heineken UK, Kopparberg, Molson Coors Beverage Company, Sky and Stint.

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