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Winning pair: Tanya and Alex Williams were commended for their knowledge and experience

St Austell publicans scoop Licensee of the Year 2018 award

By Claire Churchard and Stuart Stone

Tanya and Alex Williams of the Polgooth Inn in St Austell, Cornwall, have won the 2018 Licensee of the Year award – sponsored by Sky – at the British Institute of Innkeeping’s (BII) summer event.

Nice little earner: don't leave your assets gathering dust, subcontract out your rooms

Breathing space: subcontracting your pub rooms for profit

By Emma Eversham

For licensees looking to make extra cash to keep the business rates wolves from the door, subcontracting your space to groups can be a low-maintenance way of bringing in extra revenue while creating goodwill.

Marital bliss: the pub specialises in bespoke weddings and weddings with a difference


Where are GBPA winners now: the Compasses

By Fred A'Court

Based in the north Essex countryside, the Compasses has undergone a significant transformation in its business since winning at the Great British Pub Awards (GBPA).

Star attraction: Battlesteads won Green Pub of the Year and overall title Great British Pub of the Year in 2010


Where are GBPA winners now: Battlesteads

By Fred A'Court

Battlesteads in Wark-on-Tyne was the brightest shining star among a host of others when it won the 2010 Great British Pub Awards, and literally the most knowledgeable about star quality.

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