British Pub Awards

Top operators: winners at the Star Pubs & Bars Awards 2017

Star Pubs & Bars Awards winners unveiled

By Claire Churchard

Manchester’s Imperial War Museum played host to this year’s Star Pubs & Bars Awards, which recognise the outstanding work of the pub company’s licensees.

Great British Pub Awards 2017: The winners will be revealed at the Hilton on Park lane on 7 September

Meet the GBPA nominees: Best Wine Bar/Pub

By Ed Bedington

Our penultimate set of previews for the finalists in this year’s John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards are the nominees in the Best Wine Bar/Pub category.

Great British Pub Awards 2017: The winners will be revealed at the Hilton on Park lane on 7 September

Meet the GBPA nominees: Best Student Pub

By Ed Bedington

Our next set of previews for the finalists in this year’s John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards are the nominees in the Best Student Pub category. 

Great British Pub Awards 2017: The winners will be revealed at the Hilton on Park lane on 7 September

Meet the GBPA nominees: Best Managed pub

By Ed Bedington

With less than a month to go until the John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards 2017, it’s the turn of the nominees for Best Managed Pub to be previewed. 

Great British Pub Awards 2017: The winners will be revealed at the Hilton on Park Lane on 7 September

Meet the GBPA nominees: Best Beer Bar/Pub

By Ed Bedington

It’s back and it’s bigger and better than ever. Yes, it’s that time of year again, when judges close in on the category winners in The John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards – the highlight in the calendars of licensees up and down the land.

Hard yards: Julie and Patrick Beaume have put in the effort and are reaping the rewards

My Pub: The Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston

By Daniel Woolfson

Julie and Patrick Beaume’s Lancashire pub the Cartford Inn was named Best Inn at 2016’s Great British Pub Awards, ahead of celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. The couple discuss their journey and the secret to the inn’s success.

Raise your pub's profile: a great reason to enter this year's GBPA

How to write an award grabbing GBPA entry

By MA Editorial

The Great British Pub Awards, run by The Morning Advertiser, are recognised as “the ones to win” by licensees, attracting hundreds of entries from thriving pubs around the UK.

The only way is up: there are many ways to maximise a site

Pub success: Stepping up a gear

By Liam Coleman

You’ve realised the dream and have the keys to your own pub. Now that you have your foot in the door, it’s time to think about how you can make the most of the site.

Top cocktail: East by North East from Newcastle's Pleased to Meet You

In association with Diageo

Britain's best cocktail: East by North East

By Nicholas Robinson

Inspiration for cocktails can be close to home, as demonstrated by Pleased to Meet You’s Tom Proud with his beautiful drink East by North East

Tonight is the night: the 'pub oscars' are upon us

Pub awards

The Great British Pub Awards are here

By Nikkie Sutton

There are now no more sleeps until the Best of British-themed Great British Pub Awards and the excitement is at breaking point.

72 hours of heaven: The Morning Advertiser's events will be in London for 72 hours

Events

72 hours in London with The Morning Advertiser

By Helen Gilbert

If you’re thinking about turning your country pub into an elite restaurant destination, are keen to adopt the latest trends or are simply looking for ways to generate extra income, then read on.

GBPA victories boost trade

GBPA victories boost trade

By Nikkie Sutton

Following award success at our prestigious ceremony, winners have reported an increase in trade and sales

Great British Pub Award winners reap rewards

Great British Pub Award winners reap rewards

By Nikkie Sutton

The Great British Pub Awards brings together some of the best in the sector and rewards those representing the highest possible standards. Nikkie Sutton talks to some of last year’s winners

Great British Menu 2015: the pub contenders

GREAT BRITISH MENU

Great British Menu 2015: the pub contenders

By Fred A'Court

This year’s BBC2 Great British Menu is approaching and with past winners including Emily Watkins of the Kingham Plough, Oxfordshire, James Durrant of the Plough Inn, Longparish and Tom Kerridge of the Hand & Flowers, it’s a veritable proving ground...

Tell us your view in our latest reader survey

Reader Survey

Win VIP tickets to the Great British Pub Awards 2015

By Mike Berry

Running a pub can be a rewarding and profitable career, but also involves blood, sweat and long hours — and very little down time. Take our survey on work-life balance and leisure and be in with a chance to win tickets to the Great British Pub Awards...

Running a pub can mean juggling a number of different issues

Business advice

Running a pub - part 1: Starting out

By Glynn Davis

The first in a three-part series of looking into the enduring challenge of running a pub. Glynn Davis offers insight, practical advice and best-practice case studies with successful operators at key stages of their pub-operating journeys to give others in...

The Staith House, North Shields

My pub: The Staith House, North Shields

By Sheila McWattie

John Calton, chef-proprietor of the Staith House in North Shields, tells Sheila McWattie about mastering the art of turning a quayside pub into a go-to eatery.

PHOTOS: Great British Pub Awards 2014 - party pics

PHOTOS: Great British Pub Awards 2014 - party pics

By Mike Berry

The Great British Pub Awards took place at London's Park Lane Hilton on Thursday, 11 September. After a Champagne reception, fantastic three-course meal, entertainment and the 17 awards were handed out, it was time for the 700 guests to party until...

Great British Pub Awards 2013

Great British Pub Awards 2013: Party pics

By Mike Berry

The BT Sport Great British Pub Awards 2013 is a celebration of all that is excellent in the pub trade, where the best publicans in the industry receive much-deserved acclaim for their outstanding efforts.

Great British Pub Awards 2013

Great British Pub Awards 2013: Winners' pictures

By Mike Berry

The BT Sport Great British Pub Awards 2013 is a celebration of all that is excellent in the pub trade, where the best publicans in the industry receive much-deserved acclaim for their outstanding efforts.

Willock:

Smart new operators make pub retailing look easy

By Rob Willock

I’ve recently been involved in preliminary judging for our BT Sport Great British Pub Awards. In particular, I was looking at entries for two categories — Best Partnership Pub and Best Turnaround Pub, writes PMA editor Rob Willock.

Abbott:

Pub Chef: Why entering awards is good for business

By Tim Abbott

If months were drinks September would have been a bottle of Bollinger for the Pigs as we won two awards — one local Eastern Daily Press Adnams Norfolk Food & Drink accolade and a Publican’s Morning Advertiser award for Best Family Pub at the Great...

Top 10 Morning Advertiser stories in September 2012

Top 10 Morning Advertiser stories in September 2012

These are the top 10 stories on the Publican's Morning Advertiser's website in September 2012. Top of the hits league is our Great British Pub Awards picture gallery. Hundreds of guests enjoyed a festival-themed night with the awards presented...

Great British Pub Awards 2012: Party pics

Great British Pub Awards 2012: Party pics

The Great British Pub Awards 2012 were held on 13 September at the Hilton hotel on London's Park Lane. Hundreds of guests enjoyed a festival-themed night with the awards presented by comedian Jason Manford. Once the formalities were over, guests...

Jennings:

Jennings: Pub people are our trade’s shining stars

By Tony Jennings

One of my team recently made his annual pilgrimage to the PMA to engage in the preliminaries of the Great British Pub Awards. Since its inception nine years ago we have always supported this event and it gets permanent red-letter status in our beer calendar.