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21st April 2017

St Austell hits hat-trick at Pub and Bar Awards

St Austell Brewery has hit a hat-trick at the recent national Pub and Bar Awards, with three of its sites picking up Best Pub in Cornwall, Devon and Bristol respectively to cement the Brewery’s position at the forefront of the south west hospitality industry.

In Cornwall, the award-winning Port Gaverne Hotel picked up the accolade for the second year running under the guidance of the talented pub team run by David and Jackie Barnard. In Devon, Trencherman award winning John Hooker and his team from the Cornish Arms in Tavistock took pole position, while The Albion pub in Bristol, run by the renowned Iconic Bar Company was named Best Pub in the city.

Commenting on the hat-trick, Estate Director Adam Luck was quick to praise all of those responsible for the multiple achievements, saying, “These fantastic wins truly reflect the successful partnerships we have built with our tenants, helping them to bring out the best in their businesses. While these awards are down to their hard work, St Austell Brewery was voted best pub company for the fifth year running in a recent independent tenant survey, which shows how closely we work with all of our publicans, giving them the support they need to succeed on all levels.”

A total of 94 pubs have been selected as the best in their area and will now have the chance to be named the best in their region.

The Awards, organised by Pub & Bar magazine, will see the 94 County Winners from across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland entered into the National Pub & Bar Awards Grand Final at London’s iconic BAFTA theatre on Tuesday 24 May 2016. On the evening, 12 Regional Winners and one overall National Pub & Bar of the Year will be announced.

From perfect service to product range, aesthetic design or entertainment schedules, the 94 County Winners have been selected by Pub & Bar magazine’s internal judging panel on all of the aspects required to provide ultimate hospitality within the on-trade.

“These pubs represent all that is great about the modern on-trade,” says Tristan O’Hana, editor of Pub & Bar magazine. “You can only imagine the fantastic variety of operations we have discovered through the judging process – it’s been an absolute pleasure to investigate just how all of these incredible operators run their businesses.

“What’s great about the Awards is that all the attendees of the Grand Final are already winners – they’re the best in their county. We’re very much looking forward to celebrating with everyone at BAFTA in London on 24 May.”

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Chris Knight
Curator & PR Manager
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