2024 Publican Awards finalists revealed

By Nikkie Thatcher

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Prestigious event: the 2024 Publican Awards will return to Evolution London in March
Prestigious event: the 2024 Publican Awards will return to Evolution London in March

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With the first stage of the rigorous judging process complete, the 2024 Publican Awards finalists can now be unveiled.

The biggest awards in the business will return to Evolution London on Wednesday 27 March 2024. 

The top groups in the pub and bar sector have been shortlisted across 17 categories from best brewing to the most sustainable business. 

Expert judges will now begin the next stage of the process, where they will be conducting site visits and research trips before the prestigious ceremony in March. 

Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser​, which organises the awards, said: “It’s amazing to see the incredible businesses shortlisted across the categories. 

“Getting to this stage is an outstanding achievement in itself and the judges will be scrutinising the finalists to see which will be crowned the best. 

“We can’t wait to celebrate and honour the best of the industry with you all at the sector’s biggest party this March!” 

The awards are sponsored by Britvic Soft Drinks, Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Heineken UK, Molson Coors Beverage Company, Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company, Poppleston Allen, Illy, Kopparberg and Sky.  

The finalists for 2024 are: 

Best Accommodation Operator 

Beds and Bars 

St Austell Brewery 

The Coaching Inn Group 

The Hotel Folk 

Best Brewing Pub Company 

Everards Brewery 

Salt Brewing 

Wells & Co/Brewpoint 

Best Community Pub Operator 

Blind Tiger Inns 

Craft Union Pub Company (Stonegate) 

Proper Pubs (Admiral) 

Urban Village Pubs 

Best Drinks Offer 

Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars 

Drake & Morgan 


The Alchemist 

Best Food Offer 

Brucan Pubs 

Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars 

Oakman Group 

Public House Group 

Best Late Night Operator 


Lucky Voice 


Simmons Bars 

Best Managed Pub Company (2 to 50 sites) 


Heartwood Inns 

Robinsons Brewery 

Urban Pubs and Bars 

Best Managed Pub Company (51+ sites) 

Liberation Group

Fuller, Smith & Turner 

Best New Site 

Manahatta, Sheffield – Arc Inspirations 

The Beach Club, Jersey – Randalls Jersey 

The Botanist, Edinburgh – New World Trading Company 

The Duke of Cumberland, Whitstable – Shepherd Neame 

The Journeyman, Gerrards Cross – Oakman Group 

Best Premium Food Offer 

Anglian Country Inns 

Cubitt House 

Heartwood Collection 

Best Pub Brand/Concept 

Heartwood Collection 

Hickory’s Smokehouse 

Oakman Group 

Best Pub Employer (501+ employees) 

Marston’s Pubs 

Oakman Group 

Stonegate Group 

The Coaching Inn Group 

Best Pub Employer (up to 500 employees) 

Anglian Country Inns 

Barons Pub Company 

Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars 

Best Pub Operations Team 

Barons Pub Company 

Cheshire Cat Pubs and Bars 

Heartwood Inns 


Best Sustainable Pub Company 

Fuller, Smith and Turner 

Greene King 

Oakman Group 

St Austell Brewery 

Best Partnership Pub Company (501+ sites) 

Admiral Taverns 

Marston’s Pubs 

Punch Pubs 

Best Partnership Pub Company (up to 500 sites) 

Daniel Thwaites 

Frederic Robinson 

Shepherd Neame 

Wells & Co/Brewpoint 

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