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20th January 2014

West Country Brewer Celebrates Double Shortlist in Prestigious Pub Awards

  Independent business, Bath Ales, has been nominated for two coveted national awards recognising quality and innovation in the pub trade.
Shortlisted for two categories in the Publican Morning Advertiser Awards, Bath Ales is a finalist in the Best Managed Pub Company (2 – 50 sites) category as well as Best New Site for their flagship Graze restaurant site in Bath.
With 11 venues based across the South West, and a number of different styles and concepts across its estate, Bath Ales is a strong contender for the top spots.
Managing Director, Robin Couling, said: “These awards recognise the very best in the industry and to be shortlisted shows just how far we’ve come in the recent past.
“To be a finalist in two different categories is fantastic. We put a lot of effort into choosing the right locations and the right type of venues and understand our customers – we don’t believe that one size fits all so we tailor our venues to fit.
<image001.jpg>“We’re up against some tough competition, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed that all our hard work will pay off when the winners are announced in March.”
Other sites nominated in the Best New Site category are based across the UK as far as Leeds and Edinburgh so competition is fierce.
In the Best Managed Pub Company category Bath Ales faces businesses such as Liberation Group and Provenance Inns.
Bath Ales has recently taken on two new venues in the heart of Bristol City Centre inside the popular concert venue, Colston Hall.
Robin continued: “This year is going to be a very big one for Bath Ales. We’re working on two brand new concepts for both venues in Colston Hall and there are some exciting things in the pipeline for later in 2014 – it is likely to be our biggest year yet.”
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About Bath Ales:
Based between Bath and Bristol, Bath Ales is an independent brewery established in 1995 which uses traditional brewing techniques with cutting-edge technology.   The founders come from a brewing background and combine a range of skills with a shared passion for all styles of beer. 
The business currently produces just over 20,000 brewer’s barrels annually and has had its own bottling plant since 2007.  Sustained investment plans will see the brewery continue to increase production volumes. Bath Ales also has an on-site brewery shop.
Bath Ales now operate 11 sites across the South West – Colston Hall, The Hare on the Hill, The Hop Pole, The Salamander, The Swan, The Wellington,Beerd, The Grapes a little bit further afield in Oxford, and three Graze, Brasserie & Chophouse sites in Bath, Bristol and Cirencester. The latest flagship Graze in Bath also features a fully functional microbrewery.
The Bath Ales range of beers includes Gem, Barnsey, Dark Side, Wild Hare, Special Pale Ale and Ginger Hare.
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