Greene King Pub Partners Night of Excellence awards winners revealed

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Winners announced: the awards ceremony took place earlier this week (Wednesday 23 March) at Whittlebury Hall in Towcester, Northamptonshire
Winners announced: the awards ceremony took place earlier this week (Wednesday 23 March) at Whittlebury Hall in Towcester, Northamptonshire

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Suffolk-based pubco Greene King has announced the winners of its Night of Excellence awards for its Pub Partners licensees.

The awards span 14 categories and had more than 200 entries before it was whittled down to 30 finalists.

The Barologist in Leith, Edinburgh took home the title of Pub of the Year as well as Spirit Pub of the Year and Innovation Pub of the Year at the ceremony, which took place earlier this week (Wednesday 23 March) at Whittlebury Hall Hotel in Towcester, Northamptonshire.

Award dedication

Greene King Pub Partners Night of Excellence awards winners:

Beer Pub of the Year​ – the Champion of the Thames, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Community Pub of the Year​ – the Crown & Anchor, Eastbourne, East Sussex

Digital Pub of the Year​ – the Fox & Duck, Therfield, Hertfordshire

Entertainment Pub of the Year​ – the Portland Arms, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Innovation Pub of the Year​ – the Barologist, Leith, Edinburgh

Multiple Operator of the Year​ – Clive Price, Baron Pub Company

Pub Capex of the Year​ – the Drumming Snipe, Mayford, Surrey

Pub Garden of the Year​ – the James Street Tavern, Oxford, Oxfordshire

Pub Team of the Year​ – the Cott Inn, Dartington, Devon

Spirit Pub of the Year​ – the Barologist, Leith, Edinburgh

Sports Pub of the Year​ – the Banner Cross, Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Wine Pub of the Year​ – the Red Lion & Sun, Highgate, north London

Pub of the Year​ – the Barologist, Leith, Edinburgh

Lifetime Achievement​ – Mari Woods, the Rose of Moseley, Moseley, Liverpool

Andrena Smith-Bowes and Jamie Mackinnon from the Barologist said: “Words cannot express how delighted we are to have won not one but three awards at the Night of Excellence awards, including Pub of the Year.

“When we opened the Barologist in 2018, we wanted to create a brilliant and unique pub experience – winning these three awards shows we have done just that.

“I would like to dedicate all three of the awards we won to the brilliant team at the Barologist – this award is a thanks to you and the amazing work you do.”

Class above

Other winners included licensee of the Rose of Moseley in Moseley, Liverpool Mari Woods who was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of her three decades operating the pub and raising more than £250,000 for charities.

Furthermore, Barons Pub Company boss Clive Price was awarded Multiple Operator of the Year in recognition of his consistent and proven track record in turning pubs into thriving locals at the heart of communities.

Former Great British Pub Award winner the Red Lion & Sun in Highgate, north London took home the accolade of Wine Pub of the Year.

Greene King Pub Partners managing director Wayne Shurvinton congratulated all the winners at the awards with a big well done to the team at the Barologist for winning Pub of the Year.

He added: “Our partners are a class above so choosing the winners was no easy task and the bar was exceptionally high.

“It is great to celebrate our business partners and the way they go above and beyond to run fantastic pubs for their local communities. I look forward to making the Night of Excellence awards an annual event going forward.”

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