Attendees were entertained by comedian Alex Boardman and live music while DJ and presenter Edith Bowman co-presented the ceremony alongside The Morning Advertiser editor and chair of judges for the awards Ed Bedington.
Three masterclasses also took place during the evening, including a discussion on sparkling wine hosted by Booker and Moet Hennessy, an insight into Tequila with Don Julio and a showcase of some of the best independent craft breweries in the UK from the Society of Independent Brewers (SIBA).
Bedington said: “We’re delighted to be revealing the best pubs in the country.
“These businesses are pubs to cherish and support and I’d urge anyone to get out and visit these outstanding operations.
“We’ve recognised pubs of all types are characters from community champions to high-end food, entertainment-focused through to pubs that embrace all the family, even the dog. These are businesses that really set the standards for others to follow.”
@thekingsarmsbex#pubawards WINNERS!! #pub#winner#awards#manchester#entertainment♬ original sound - The Kings Arms Bexleyheath
Unfortunately we weren't winnersat #pubawards but very proud to have been in the finals again. Congratulations to @Old_Abbey_MSP— Harry Seccombe (@harrychaplins) September 20, 2023
( community) & the kings arms (entertainment . Lovely to see the team from @phoenixartsclub
once again and see you on the 17th.
Thanks to @morningadpic.twitter.com/v0SA4hT8DG
Inspirational night at the Great British #pubawards surrounded by brilliant operators. Huge congratulations to all the winners . Great to see so many of our members, LOYA finalists & winners at the heart of the action. #MyPub#HeartoftheCommunity#BIIMember@BIIandBIIABpic.twitter.com/mEyiZYWGcl— Steven Alton (@AltonSteven) September 19, 2023
More support from our members @Stonegate_Group, @heinekenUK_News, @MolsonCoors and @DiageoGB— British Beer & Pub Association (@beerandpub) September 19, 2023
You can't beat a good pub garden, and it looks like @DiageoGB think so too.
So many wonderful pubs celebrated tonight. Congratulations all!#pubawardspic.twitter.com/KQOBt7paI2
@theroyaldycheofficial And there you have it!! We have officially been crowned The Best Pub To Watch Live Sport ⚽️ Thank you to everyone for their support over this last decade, we could not have won it without you all ❤️ #ukpub#publife#hospitality#gbpa#bestpubtowatchsport#royaldyche#burnley#livesport#sport#thebest#culvert#shocked#amazed#award#morningadvertiser#happy#hardworkpaysoff#show#awarded#moet#plack#supportlocal#clarets#football♬ original sound - The Royal Dyche @thestaglyndhurst THAT WINNING FEELING We are the Great British Pub Awards GREENE KING PUB OF THE YEAR ! #winnerwinnerchickendinner#puboftheyear#greeneking#lyndhurst#fyp♬ original sound - TheStagLyndhurst
Congratulations to the team at the @CholmArms and all our winners and finalists from last night Great British Pub Awards. It was brilliant to see so many amazing businesses during the judging, and bring you all together for one almighty knees up! #pubawardspic.twitter.com/Acs0ItsYGK— Ed Bedington (@EdthePubMan) September 20, 2023
Full list of 2023 GBPA winners:
Great British Pub of the Year 2023 – the Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas, Cheshire
Best City/Urban Pub – the Turks Head, Twickenham, Greater London
Best Country/Rural Pub – the Cholmondeley Arms, Malpas, Cheshire
Best Pub for Food – the Loch & The Tyne, Old Windsor, Berkshire
Best Pub for Dogs – the Bellflower, Garstang, Lancashire
Best Pub for Families – the Plough, Normanton on the Wolds, Nottinghamshire
Best Pub for Entertainment – the Kings Arms, Bexleyheath, south east London
Best Pub Garden – Gaggle of Geese, Buckland Newton, Dorset
Best Pub to Watch Sport – the Royal Dyche, Burnley, Lancashire
Best Sustainable Pub – Stroud Brewery Taproom, Stroud, Gloucestershire
Best Pub Chef – Charlotte Vincent, Candlelight Inn, Chard, Somerset
Best Young Pub Chef – Karl Quirante, the Cricketers, Ormskirk, Lancashire
Community Hero – the Old Abbey Taphouse, Manchester
Admiral Pub of the Year – Boot & Shoe, Ackworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire
Stonegate Pub of the Year – the Woodman, Pinner & Ruislip, Greater London
Greene King Pub of the Year – the Stag, Lyndhurst, Hampshire
Marston’s Pub of the Year – Rose & Crown, Worcester, Worcestershire
Punch Pub of the Year – the Plough, Prestbury, Gloucestershire