GBPA 2022

Meet the winner: Greene King Pub of the Year – the Greene Oak, Windsor, Berkshire

By The Morning Advertiser

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Pub champion: the Greene Oak has strong credentials across the board
Pub champion: the Greene Oak has strong credentials across the board

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In the affluent town of Windsor, you’ve got to do something special to be able to stand out from a competitive crowd of operators, and the Greene Oak is certainly something special.

The first site for the relatively newly formed Brucan Pub Company, the Greene Oak has quickly established an impeccable reputation for itself in the Windsor community, and further afield as well.

This is an immaculate and stunning venue that still looks as good as it did on the day the team opened it following a major refurbishment a few years ago.

In-depth knowledge

The company claims to be taking hospitality back to its roots, and they’ve certainly created a stunning example of a modern, yet traditional pub that appeals across the generations.

Set up by James Lyon Shaw and Jamie Dobbin, who first met in the kitchen of the Ivy, the Greene Oak was their opening statement of intent as they established a fast growing new pub company.

They’ve brought a wealth of skill and knowledge to the business, with Dobbin having worked under some of the best chefs in London. But it’s not all about having great food!

Strong overall offer

That superb food offer is backed up by an impressive drinks range, from cask beers and lagers to great wines, spirits and cocktails.

Recent investment has seen the pub garden further enhanced with a stunning stretch tent, which enables the site to continue offering al-fresco dining year round.

Strong connections to the local community has seen the pub form close links with homeless charities in Windsor which they work hard to support on a year-round basis.

Despite the company growing, recently expanding to four sites across the area, the Greene Oak remains a standout operation not only within the business but the local community.

Meet all the 2022 GBPA winners:

The Dartford Sports Bar, Dartford Essex – Admiral Pub of the Year

Strait and Narrow, Lincoln, Lincolnshire – Best City / Urban Pub or Bar

The Three Hills, Bartlow, Cambridgeshire - Best Country / Rural Pub

The Bellflower, Garstang, Lancashire – Best Pub for Dogs

The Saddle Inn, Chester, Cheshire – Best Pub for Entertainment

Ye Olde Bridge Inn, Oxton, Nottinghamshire – Best Pub for Families

The Shibden Mill, Halifax, West Yorkshire – Best Pub for Food

Tamworth Tap, Tamworth, Staffordshire – Best Pub Garden

The Famous Three Kings, Fulham, London – Best Pub to Watch Sport

The Riverside at Aymestrey, Herefordshire – Best Sustainable Pub

The Lion in Treorchy, Wales – Community Hero

The Greene Oak, Windsor, Berkshire – Greene King Pub of the Year

The Gun Inn, Findon, West Sussex – Marston’s Pub of the Year

The Red Lion, Guildford, Surrey – Punch Pub of the Year

The Red Lion, Shepperton, Surrey – Star Pub of the Year

The Old Windmill, Coventry, West Midlands – Stonegate Pub of the Year

Natalie Coleman, the Oyster Shed, City of London – Best Pub Chef

Tiffany Long, the White Hart Freehouse, Ashill, Norfolk – Best Young Pub Chef 

The Gun Inn, Findon, West Sussex – Great British Pub of the Year

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