Entry Information- The John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards 2017

Entries are now closed- For more information on entering the 2018 awards, email GBPA@wrbm.com 

The competition, run by leading trade magazine the Morning Advertiser, is the stand-out event for pub operators throughout the country, with the awards seen as the “ones to win”, attracting hundreds of entries each year. With categories to suit the many and varied styles of pubs throughout Britain, this provides a great opportunity for good operators to get some recognition and reward.

Securing a place as a finalist in these awards is a great opportunity to raise the profile of your business, opening the door to new customers and opportunities. Winning can take your business to another level.

With up to 17 categories available to enter, the competition is open to pubs and bars of every stripe to get involved and compete for the top title of Great British Pub of the year

Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser, said:

“These awards offer the opportunity for operators across the UK to nail their colours to the mast and be recognised as some of the best in the business.”

“This competition aims to celebrate the unique role that the Great British Pub plays within our society, a unique institution that is the entry of much of the world.”

There are 17 categories including: Best Community Pub, Best Turnaround Pub, Best Newcomer, Best Partnership Pub, Best Food Pub, Best Beer Pub/Bar and Best Family Pub.

Entries are now closed


Here’s a reminder of the benefits of entering:

  • Boost your business and attract new customers
  • Showcase your achievements
  • Boost your team’s morale
  • Generate excellent PR for your pub
  • Attract new suppliers
  • Give your hard-working team a pat on the back!

2017 John Smith’s Great British Pub of the Year – Eagle and Child

The awards is a two-phase judging process, entries are now closed. For more information on the entry process, please contact Rachel Ward on GBPA@wrbm.com or call 01293 610394.

The national winners will be announced at a fantastic awards ceremony at London’s Hilton Hotel, Park Lane on 7 September 2017.