GBPA 2023

Meet the winner of the Best Pub for Entertainment 2023

By The Morning Advertiser

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Offer evolving: the team at the Kings Arms are always adding to their entertainment repertoire
Offer evolving: the team at the Kings Arms are always adding to their entertainment repertoire

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From the moment you step into the Kings Arms you’re welcomed with open arms by the tight-knit group of bar staff. Whether you want to dine in the restaurant, soak up some sun, or get some peace and quiet in a remote corner, this pub has a spot for everyone.

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.

Consistent development

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.

Packed calendar

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:

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, Ruislip, north west 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

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