Deadline Extended: 25 June 2021

Entry Information

The Great British Pub Awards are back for 2021, and we are once again on the hunt for the finest pubs in the UK. With 10 categories open for entries this year, from 'Best Pub for Food' to 'Best Pub for Dogs', there's plenty of opportunity for pubs of all shapes, sizes and strengths to make their mark on the industry and propel themselves into the limelight.

Entries are free and now open!

Our mission is to put bums on seats and pride in teams across the country, and with this in mind, we've adapted the awards to ensure they're even more beneficial for the pubs that enter. This year’s event will follow a new hybrid event format, which comprises of two elements: the former, which will be a livestream awards reveal open and free for all to watch, and the latter stage, the overall GBPA winners event.

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. With last year's awards generating 239 million opportunities to see via press coverage, winning can take your business to another level. Here’s a reminder of the benefits of entering:

  • Boost your business and attract new customers
  • Showcase your achievements
  • Boost your team’s morale by recognising their contribution
  • Generate excellent national and local PR for your pub
  • Attract new suppliers


Think your pub has what it takes to win one of the pub industry's most coveted awards? View our list of categories below and click on the dropdown to see more information on each one.

The awards are a two-phase judging process. For more information on the entry process, please contact Felicite Burke on GBPA@wrbm.com or call 01293 610279.

Great British Pub Awards 2021 

Open to pubs that put a real emphasis on looking after their four-legged customers. This is a pub that goes beyond simply welcoming owners with dogs, and has a strong offer around catering for animals as part of its core business offer

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Open to pubs that focus their offer on the family market. Catering for all ages and for who the family market has been a key part of their business success in the past year. The winner will have a family friendly food and drink offer and facilities to keep all the family entertained.

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Open to all pubs with a focus on their exceptional food. The winner will consistently deliver value and high standards through their menu, showcasing the quality of ingredients and innovation in how they are prepared.

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Recognising pubs with a late licence whose core offer is built around the late night sector. This is open to pubs that form part of the night-time economy, with a strong entertainment offer that formed a core part of their business success in the past year.

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Recognising the best pub garden in the country. The winner will have an exceptional outside space that has been well designed and developed to offer customers an outstanding experience.

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Open to pubs which offer the best place to watch sport on match days. The winner will screen multiple sports, have an exceptional audio-visual setup and welcome the diverse range of sports fans to their site.

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Open to operators that have developed a complimentary accommodation offer to their business, with or without a breakfast offer. Imaginative delivery, with great marketing alongside a great understanding of how the two sides of the business tie together are essential.

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Open to pubs who have succeeded in building a successful business that is at the centre of its community. The winner will offer a range of facilities to their locals showcasing how a pub can be the hub of a community, from supporting local charities and groups, connecting people, looking after the lonely and vulnerable and providing service way beyond that of a typical pub.

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Recognising the best pub chefs in the country. The winning chef will be running an exceptional kitchen offering high food standards, a great menu and awareness of cost management.

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Recognising the best pub young chefs in the country. The winning young chef will be under 25 years old, consistently delivering high standards in the kitchen.

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