Find out about the Best New Site finalists, sponsored by Heineken

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Final five: the shortlisted venues are fighting it out to be crowned Best New Site
Final five: the shortlisted venues are fighting it out to be crowned Best New Site

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The winning new site will have opened in the past 24 months and will have demonstrated evidence of how effectively trade has been built at the venue.

The finalists are:

Manahatta, Sheffield – Arc Inspirations

This glamourous cocktail bar in the heart of Sheffield shows its guests how to party with bottomless brunches galore, DJs playing the best music and a stunning food and drink menu.

The site, which was the eighth venue for the Manahatta brand, was inspired by New York loft bars.

Comprising two floors, guests can book out booths as well as enjoy a 12-metre feature bar with a DJ podium as well as a spectacular first-floor balcony, overlooking City Hall.

Nods to the city of Sheffield in venue include signage featuring lyrics from songs by local group the Arctic Monkeys as well as a grilled cheese sandwich with Henderson’s relish on the menu.

The Beach Club, Jersey – Randalls Jersey

Having been carefully designed to offer a relaxed, beach vibes atmosphere all day, the Beach Club is the perfect spot to enjoy the Jersey coastline.

Located on St Brelades Bay, the venue overlooks the stunning scenic sea views. Its décor is inspired by the energy of the earth, the warmth of the sun and natural landscape around it.

A seven-day a week operation, the Beach Club is open from breakfast to sundowner drinks, giving guests plenty of reasons to return.

The Beach Club offers something for everyone and encompasses the ethos of ‘your way, all day’.

The Botanist, Edinburgh – New World Trading Company

After opening in 2023, the Botanist Edinburgh has gone from strength to strength. Its chic interior reflects the brand’s theme with greenery from floor to ceiling.

It is New World Trading Company’s Scottish debut, bringing its signature hanging kebabs and botanical cocktails to the city and it plays homage to its location with thistles adorning the walls of the St James Quarter venue.

The Edinburgh site is also the first in group’s estate to host live music every night of the week, featuring local artists and groups for guests to enjoy.

The Duke of Cumberland, Whitstable, Kent – Shepherd Neame

Dating back to 1867, the Duke of Cumberland has recently received a huge transformation, creating a new look pub while keeping its unique character.

The Shepherd Neame-owned site is in the heart of the coastal town of Whitstable and is the perfect place to dine, drink and stay.

As part of the refurbishment​, an external function room, named the Boatyard, has been created in the courtyard with its own bar and availability for private events.

Furthermore, the pub also has eight boutique bedrooms, each boasting its own distinctive style and character.

The Journeyman, Gerrards Cross – Oakman Group

In the centre of Buckinghamshire town Gerrards Cross lies the Journeyman – a dining room and bar welcoming locals and those from further afield alike.

A former 1950s showroom and garage, now the venue is has an all-day offering in an art-deco inspired setting.

The design pays tribute to the site’s previous life including a 1950s-style bar inside wile outside, a heated outdoor terrace is partially covered by a reproduction of the original garage canopy.

Oakman Group’s signature theatre-style kitchen features, which creates a Mediterranean-influenced menu including authentic Neapolitan wood-fired pizza.

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