Successfully creating an environment, you not only want to visit, but also work in with staff being fully supported both financially and personally with access to counselling and encouraged to further their skills with training and exciting initiatives.
A go-to place for the residents and local businesses, offering affordable lunchtime deals all year round and supporting local charities and events to help give something back to the community.
The pub’s owner Pete Marshall has consistently developed and invested in the pub to create the perfect community hub for the residents of Bexleyheath.
From introducing a buzzer system for their terrace for ease of ordering, updating the screens and projectors, to adding even more events to their already enviable entertainment offering.
The biggest focus for the pub over the past 12 months has been the entertainment offering and it shows.
From quizzes and brunches to live music and barbecues, the pub has a packed calendar throughout the year alternating between their summer and winter schedules. The team at the Kings Arms are constantly adding to their repertoire based off customer feedback, allowing them to create an event for almost any holiday or occasion.
Marketing events is second nature mixing traditional and social media to ensure their thousands of fans are up to date with all things Kings Arms.
Every inch of the pub has been utilised to market the array of events, from in-house designed posters to handwritten music listings on the tiled pillars, this venue is wholly an entertainment pub.
Full list of 2023 GBPA winners:
Best Pub for Entertainment – the Kings Arms, Bexleyheath, south east London
Best Pub Garden – Gaggle of Geese, Buckland Newton, Dorset
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
Punch Pub of the Year – the Plough, Prestbury, Gloucestershire