2024 Publican Awards taking place tonight

By Nikkie Thatcher

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Countdown on: there are just hours to go until the 2024 Publican Awards
Countdown on: there are just hours to go until the 2024 Publican Awards

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Operators are gearing up for the 2024 Publican Awards, which is happening later today (Wednesday 27 March).

The glittering awards ceremony at Battersea Evolution will see leading figures from some of the best pub companies in the country gather to toast excellence throughout the sector.

Comedian Tom Allen will be hosting the awards, including categories such as Best Accommodation Operator, Best Community Operator and Best Sustainable Pub Company.

Finalists have been through the rigorous judging process, featuring various processes including site visits.

Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser​, which organises the awards said: “The Publican Awards are the highlight of the sector’s calendar and the ​standout event.

“We’ll be honouring some of the best in the business tonight and we are excited to reveal our winners later.”

The finalists in full:

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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