Categories

There are 17 categories open to entry this year, scroll down to view the full list of categories and criteria:

Best Beer Bar/Pub – Open to pubs with an excellent and profitable beer offer, that has helped drive business success in the past year.

Best Cider Bar/Pub – Open to pubs with a fantastic, money-making cider offer, that has helped drive the site’s strong business performance in the past year.

Best Community Pub – Open to licensees that have succeeded in building a successful pub business at the centre of its community

Best Family Pub – Open to pubs for which the family market has been a key part of their business success in the past year.

Best Food Pub – Recognising pubs for which food sales are at the heart of their business success.

Best Freehouse – Recognising freeholders that have best developed their pub’s business in the past year.

Best Inn – Recognising pubs whose accommodation offer has been a core part of their business success in the past year.

Best Live Entertainment Pub – Recognising pubs whose entertainment offer has been a core part of their business success in the past year.

Best Managed Pub – Recognising managed pubs that has driven trade most successfully over the past year.

Best Newcomer – Recognising licensees that have made the greatest impact since entering the trade after January 2015 (open to new licensees to the industry)

Best Partnership Pub – Recognising licensees that have been the best exponents of the tenanted/leased/franchise model over the past year.

NEW FOR 2017 Best Pub Garden – Recognising pubs who have increased business through the development of a spectacular outdoor space.

Best Spirits Bar/Pub – Celebrating bars/pubs with an excellent and profitable spirits offer, that is has helped drive business success in the past year.

Best Sports Pub – Open to pubs for whom sport is a key part of their offer and site success.

Best Student Pub – Recognising pubs whose student offer has been a core part of their business success in the past year.

Best Turnaround – Recognising pubs that have best turned their business around over the past 12 months.

Best Wine Bar/Pub – Recognising bars/pubs with an excellent and profitable wine offer, that has been a key part of the pub’s success in the past year.