Dara Ó Briain to host the 2023 Publican Awards

By Nikkie Thatcher

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Leading the way: top celebrity host Dara Ó Briain will be hosting this year's Publican Awards
Leading the way: top celebrity host Dara Ó Briain will be hosting this year's Publican Awards

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Stand-up comedian and TV presenter Dara Ó Briain has been revealed as the host for this year’s Publican Awards.

The iconic star will be leading the event, which is taking place at Evolution London in Battersea on 29 March 2023.

The awards, which have been running for more than 30 years, cover a plethora of categories including Best Brewing Pub Company, Best Pub Brand/Concept and Best Sustainable Pub Company.

Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser​, which organises the awards said: “We’re delighted to have the legendary Dara Ó Briain to host the industry’s leading pub company awards.

“The night is always a stand-out in the sector’s diary, attracting top operators from across the nation to celebrate and honour the incredible achievements of the trade and having an icon like Dara join us will be the icing on the cake.

“These awards are the highlight of the industry’s calendar and the​ stand-out event – we’ll be celebrating some of the best operations in the business and we look forward to revealing our winners on the night.

Time is running out but there are still a few tickets left. Get them here​ now.

Shortlisted businesses

The 2023 finalists are:

Best Accommodation Operator​​

  • Daniel Thwaites - Inns
  • Fuller, Smith & Turner
  • Grosvenor Pubs & Inns
  • Upham Group

Best Brewing Pub Company​​

  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • Salt Brewing
  • Big Smoke Brew Co
  • Lincoln Green Brewing Co

Best Community Pub Operator​​

  • Urban Village Pubs
  • Greene King
  • Admiral
  • Stonegate - Craft Union

Best Drinks Offer​​

  • Albion & East
  • Casa Hotels
  • The Alchemist

Best Food Offer​​

  • Brucan Pubs
  • The Botanist
  • Barons Pub Company

Best Late Night Operator​​

  • Nightcap
  • Revolution
  • Stonegate

Best Managed Pub Company​​

  • Cheshire Pub Co
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • Urban Pubs & Bars
  • Upham Group

Best New Site​​

  • Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars - Mainwaring Arms
  • Brewdog - Waterloo
  • Cheshire Pub Co - The Churchill Tree
  • Little Door - The Little Scarlet Door
  • REKOM - Heidi’s Bier Bar, Cardiff
  • Remarkable Pubs - The Boleyn Tavern

Best Premium Food Offer​​

  • Anglian Country Inns
  • Casa Hotels
  • Grosvenor Pubs & Inns

Best Pub Brand/Concept​​

  • BrewDog Waterloo
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • Greene King (Chef & Brewer)
  • Little Door Co

Best Pub Employer 501+ Employees​​

  • Greene King
  • Stonegate Group

Best Employer up to 500 Employees​​

  • Barons Pub Company
  • Chestnut
  • Brewhouse & Kitchen
  • Beds & Bars

Best Pub Operations Team​​

  • Barons Pub Company
  • Punch Pubs & Co

Best Sustainable Pub Company​​

  • Mitchells & Butlers
  • Marston’s
  • The Alchemist

Best Tenanted & Leased Pub Company (501+ sites)​​

  • Admiral Taverns
  • Greene King

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

  • Fuller, Smith & Turner
  • Marston’s
  • Wells & Co

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