And even if you were not at Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on Tuesday 19 September for the ceremony and party, this gallery of happy faces should be enough to spark you into action and get into the finals next year.
The event was hosted by TV and radio presenter Edith Bowman and The Morning Advertiser editor Ed Bedington.
First up is Karl Quirante from the Cricketers in Ormskirk, Lancashire, who was named Best Young Pub Chef.
Charlotte Vincent from the Candlelight Inn, Chard, Somerset took home the title of Best Pub Chef
Admiral Pub of the Year went to the Boot & Shoe, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Best Pub Garden – Gaggle of Geese, Buckland Newton, Dorset
Greene King Pub of the Year was the Stag, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, whose licensee Maria Harris told The Morning Advertiser: “[These awards] important because they endorse what we do and how we are doing it. Every day is a learning day, we are all fighting at the moment [to survive], and this is great marketing.”
The Plough, in Normanton on the Wolds, Nottinghamshire, told the prize for Best Pub for Families.
Marston’s Pub of the Year went to the Rose & Crown, Worcester, Worcestershire.
The prize for all good doggies, which was the Best Pub for Dogs, was awarded to the Bellflower, Garstang, Lancashire.
The Plough, Prestbury, Gloucestershire, took home the title of Punch Pub of the Year.
Best City/Urban Pub – the Turks Head, Twickenham, Greater London.
The Woodman, in Pinner & Ruislip, Greater London, took home the coveted Stonegate Pub of the Year honour.
Grub's up for the Loch & The Tyne, Old Windsor, Berkshire, which won the Best Pub for Food.
With a keen eye on the future of the planet, the Best Sustainable Pub award went to Stroud Brewery Taproom, Stroud, Gloucestershire.
Licensee Greg Pilley (second from left) told The Morning Advertiser: “[Sustainability] is not just about pubs, it is across everything. We can’t afford not to be sustainable.
“All the businesses here [tonight] are central to sustainability and embedding it in our community.”
The team at the Old Abbey Taphouse, Manchester, may not have had far to travel to collect its award as Community Hero but its efforts more than stood out to judges.
The Royal Dyche, Burnley, Lancashire, saw off stiff competition in the category for Best Pub to Watch Sport.
The winner of Best Country/Rural Pub was the Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas, Cheshire.
Best Pub for Entertainment was the Kings Arms, in Bexleyheath, south-east London.
and... drum roll please... the pub scooping the title of Great British Pub of the Year 2023 was the Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas, Cheshire.