Tom Allen to host 2024 Publican Awards

By Rebecca Weller

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Publican Awards 2024: Tom Allen (pictured) announced as this year's host
Publican Awards 2024: Tom Allen (pictured) announced as this year's host

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Award-winning stand-up comedian, actor and TV personality Tom Allen has been announced as the host of the 2024 Publican Awards.

The London-born comic is known for his stand-up shows as well as co-presenting The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice​ and Bake Off: The Professionals​ on Channel 4.

Plethora of categories 

Allen has also appeared in a number of different TV programmes, including BBC’s Live at the Apollo​ and Doctor Who​ as well as 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown​, also on Channel 4, and has written several books.

Hailed as the Oscars of the pub world, Allen will announce this year’s Publican winners at a glittering ceremony on Wednesday 27 March at Battersea Evolution in London.

The awards, which have been running for more than 30 years​, cover a plethora of categories including Best Brewing Pub Company, Best Pub Brand/Concept and Best Sustainable Pub Company.

Epic celebration 

Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser​​, which organises the awards said: “We are delighted Tom Allen is hosting the industry’s biggest awards event and look forward to seeing you all on the night for an epic celebration and party to shine a light on some of the great work that goes on in this sector.”

Tickets for this year’s event are running low, with only a few silver and bronze tickets remaining, make sure you get yours now to avoid missing out on a night to remember.

Please find a link to tickets for the Publican Awards 2024 here​.

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 

North Brewing Co 

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) 

Buzzworks Holdings 

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 

North Taproom, Manchester – North Brewing Leisure 

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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