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

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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

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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.

Big success: the Shibden Mill owner Simon Heaton said winning the award was a turning point for the business

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Where are GBPA winners now: Shibden Mill

By Fred A'Court

The picture-postcard 17th-century Shibden Mill Inn may nestle somewhat out of the way within a deep fold of Shibden Valley near Halifax, but winning the Great British Pub Award put it in a welcome spotlight.

Overall champion: the pub was named Great British Pub of the Year in 2009

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Where are GBPA winners now: the Pen-y-cae Inn

By Fred A'Court

Winners of the Great British Pub Awards (GBPAs) have gone on to create some unique and unusual businesses, and the Pen-y-cae Inn some 20 miles north-east of Swansea is up there with the best.

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