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Dine out on this: The GBPA winners' lunch menu

GBPA 2021

Were you spotted at the GBPA winners' lunch?

By Gary Lloyd

The best of the best in the pub world gathered for the Great British Pub Awards winners' lunch at The Pem restaurant In central London where the overall winner was named and category winners received their trophies.

GBPA winner announced: Marcus Seaman and Amelia Nicholson of the Brisley Bell with The Morning Advertiser's Ed Bedington

GBPA 2021

Ring my Bell - GBPA winner announced

By Ed Bedington

The pub sector has fought its way back from the brink of disaster and now a stunning transformation against the odds has seen one pub crowned champion of champions.

Let the search begin: the Publican Awards 2022 will be the first in-person event since early 2020

Publican Awards 2022

Entries open for Publican Awards 2022

By Ed Bedington

The hunt is now on to celebrate the best companies in the pub and bar sector with the launch of the Publican Awards 2022.

Bringing the beer festival back to the pubs

Tap Takeover returns to Brighton

By Rebecca Weller

Laine Brewing Company has announced the return of the UK’s biggest city-wide beer festival in Brighton from 22 to 24 October 2021.

Campaign launched: Jackie Moody-McNamara announced #inviteustospeak at the MA Leaders Club event

Mayor's actions applauded by pub campaigner

By Ed Bedington

An equality campaigner for the pub sector has applauded the actions of a West Midland’s mayor who refused to take part in the Conservative Party conference due to gender inbalance.

Which pub was named Community Hero?

GBPA Community Hero: The Last Post & Remembrance Bar

By Ed Bedington

Community operations have really come to the fore during the coronavirus crisis and one pub certainly stood out, taking home the title of Community Hero in the Great British Pub Awards 2021.

Which pub is best for families?

GBPA Best Pub for Families: The Onslow Arms

By Ed Bedington

A West Sussex pub that offers a little something for everyone was celebrating after being names the Best Pub for Families at the Great British Pub Awards 2021.

Which pub is best for late night?

GBPA Best Pub for Late Night: The Phoenix Arts Club

By Ed Bedington

Emerging from the ashes of the pandemic, the Phoenix Arts Club is celebrating after taking home a much deserved win in the Great British Pub Awards 2021, being declared the Best Pub for Late Night.

Who is the Stonegate pub of the year?

GBPA Stonegate Pub of the Year: The Myrtle Tavern

By Ed Bedington

Nestled in one of the leafier suburbs of Leeds, the Myrtle Tavern occupies a higgledy-piggledy building with many tempting corners to sit and sup a pint, and the site is now celebrating after being named Stonegate Pub of the Year in the Great British...

Which pub is best for food?

GBPA Best Pub for Food: The Unruly Pig

By Ed Bedington

The Unruly Pig is proudly a pub that also happens to serve some of the best food there is to have in the UK, netting it the title of Best for Food in the Great British Pub Awards 2021.

Who is the Hawthorn Pub  of the Year?

GBPA Hawthorn Pub of the Year: The Robin Hood

By Ed Bedington

The coronavirus crisis has revealed how important community pubs are to the people that depend on them, and they don’t come more special than the Robin Hood in Overseal.

Who is the Punch Pub of the Year?

GBPA Punch Pub of the Year: The Wise Man Inn

By Ed Bedington

Set in stunning surroundings, the Wise Man Inn was celebrating after taking home the title of Punch Pub of the Year in the Great British Pub Awards 2021.

Which pub has the best beer garden?

GBPA Best Pub Garden: The Brisley Bell

By Ed Bedington

There’s been a lot of change at The Bell in the north west Norfolk village of Brisley since co-owners Amelia Nicholson and Marcus Seaman came on board, and that has netted them the title of Best Pub Garden in the Great British Pub Awards.

Which pub is best for rooms?

GBPA Best Pub for Rooms: The Knife & Cleaver

By Ed Bedington

Recent investment by Copper Birch Inns to transform the Knife & Cleaver has seen a struggling site more than triple its turnover and net it the title of Best Pub for Rooms in the Great British Pub Awards 2021.

Awards ceremony: GBPA 2021 was streamed at the live party at Greenwood, Victoria, London

GBPA 2021

Having a blast on social media

By Gary Lloyd

The Morning Advertiser looks at the social media activity of those involved in the Great British Pub Awards (GBPA) after the event and category winners were announced.

Big announcement: the list reveal will be taking place later this year

Top 50 Boutique Hotels to launch later this year

By The Morning Advertiser

Following huge success in highlighting and promoting the best in the business when it comes to gastropubs and cocktail bars, the Top 50 brand is now expanding further into hospitality with the launch of the definitive guide to boutique hotels.

Who's in charge at the Morning Advertiser?

Changes at the top

By Ed Bedington

In a management reshuffle at William Reed, Lorraine Hendle, managing director for retail and manufacturing which includes several brands including The Grocer, will now welcome The Morning Advertiser and Big Hospitality brands into the division.

Cask Ale Week: Pubs can promote their cask ale

Pubs urged to celebrate Cask Ale Week

By Michelle Perrett

Pubs are being urged to celebrate Cask Beer Week, which runs from 23 September to 3 October, to help boost trade in the wake of the pandemic.

Shortlist unveiled: the contenders for this year's 'pub Oscar's' are out

Great British Pub Awards

2021 Great British Pub Awards finalists revealed

By Nikkie Thatcher

Following two rounds of rigorous judging, this year’s shortlist for the industry’s ‘pub Oscars’ - the Great British Pub Awards – has been announced.

Postponed event: the shows have been moved to next year

UK Food & Drink Shows moved to 2022

By The Morning Advertiser

National Convenience Show, Farm Shop & Deli Show and Food & Drink Expo has been postponed until April next year.

Covid impact: ‘As the effects of pandemic restrictions have seen all venues hit pause on operating as usual, these are felt in a unique way for LGBTQ+ venues and communities’ (Image: Getty/nrqemi)

Opinion – Pride 2021

‘Nights out should be about fun and freedom, not fear’

By Aliyah Rawat, associate trainer, Good Night Out Campaign

As a London-based trainer for Good Night Out Campaign (GNO), an event producer and DJ, I have seen first-hand the precarious position Covid-19 restrictions has placed the industry in.

Enter now: pubs can put themselves forward for the awards from today

2021 Great British Pub Awards entry is now open

By Nikkie Thatcher

This year’s Great British Pub Awards (GBPA) are back with a bang for 2021 and we’re looking for the best in the business to help celebrate and highlight how important pubs are to the country.

The Morning Advertiser Lock In podcast episode 27

The Lock In Podcast

The Lock In Podcast: The show must go on!

By Ed Bedington

With the Euros on the horizon, the podcast team tackle the subject of hosting key events in your sites. We speak to a number of special guests to cover everything from hosting live music gigs, through to sporting triumphs and even a little bit of culture...

Post lockdown: while some operators described a quiet first week back, sales data shows the sector saw a boost after indoor trading was allowed to resume from Monday 17 May

'Shockingly quiet' first week of indoor trade

By Emily Hawkins

Operators have described the first week of indoor trading after lockdown as “shockingly quiet” but said they are optimistic as sales data shows a boost.

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