8 reasons to enter the Great British Pub Awards

1. Give your pub a once-over and see how you stack up against the competition

First and foremost – our comprehensive judging process provides your pub with a good scale of how you’re doing in the grand scheme of Great British pubs. Including site visits and an interview stage, it’s sure to give your pub a good grilling, indicating your pubs strengths and weaknesses.

2. There are plenty of categories to enter

With 16 categories this year, it’s definitely worth a pop. Whatever your pubs speciality, be it brilliant beer, a perfect pub garden or a spectacular sports offering, it’s sure to be somewhere on our list.

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3. Boost your trade & attract new customers, staff and suppliers

Winning an award at the Great British Pub Awards or even just being a finalist is definitely something you can shout about. Getting word out there that you’re one of the best pubs around will help drive your sales, attract top quality staff, and assist in your negotiations with suppliers.

4. Network with hundreds of like-minded publicans

The Great British Pub Awards bring together a huge crowd of pub enthusiasts from a massive range of different pubs and chains – providing you a fantastic chance to catch-up with old friends in the industry and make new connections with suppliers and pub owners from all over the country.

5. Share your successes, and learn about others

The awards night presents you with a great chance to find out how other successful pubs run things in their establishment, helping you find new (& proven) ways to do things. Besides that – who doesn’t like to blow their own trumpet when they’ve done a good job?

6. Generate excellent local and national PR for your pub

The Great British Pub Awards receive coverage from some of the UK’s most well known newspapers, as well as local ones too. Your pub featuring in a national newspaper can have fantastic knock-on effects on the amount of business you get on a day-to-day basis. See some examples here on MailOnline & The Sun.

7. Give your hard-working team a pat on the back

The evening, whether you’re shortlisted or not, is a brilliant one. With a live band, free bars, celebrity host and the company of hundreds of other pub people, this is the perfect place to bring those employees who go the extra mile to show them what they’re worth to your business.

8. And attend the night of the year in the pub calendar with them, free of charge!

If your pub makes it through the entry stages and into a category as a finalist, you’ll get one free ticket completely free of charge – providing you with food, free drinks & entertainment all night long without having to pay a single penny.


Still not convinced? Take a look at our highlights video below… could it be you up on the stage this year?

Any burning questions around entering your pub for next year? Please contact Florence DeCarteret on 01293 610244 or email Florence.DeCarteret@wrbm.com

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If you have any questions about ticket details and/or prices, please contact Stevie Robinson on 01293 846508, or email Stevie.Robinson@wrbm.com