This Year’s Finalists

With hundreds of entries received for this year’s special Great British Pub Awards, we were kept busy reading the amazing, selfless lockdown stories of pubs up and down the country. We were inundated with entries across a wide range of categories with some amazing stories coming to light. Sadly we could only shortlist a few, and likewise there could only be one winner per category, but we’d like to pay tribute to all the pubs that entered, you’ve all done an amazing job in very difficult circumstances and should be immensely proud of your achievements!

As this year’s awards focus around selflessness and community spirit, and given the exceptional circumstances we find ourselves in, it didn’t seem right for us to put finalists through our rigorous judging process and decide on a winner ourselves. Instead, this year the winners were decided via a public vote, with each winner being offered the opportunity to submit an application for up to £10,000 each to fund a business improvement or upgrade or to put towards a community project, courtesy of Coca-Cola!

Over 65,000 votes were tallied up and the winners were revealed in an emotional livestream on 24 September.


To view the shortlisted finalists for each category, simply click on the below links to read their stories:

Business Continuity – Sponsored by Diageo

Charity Champion – Sponsored by Booker/Makro

Community Mindfulness – Sponsored by Long Live the Local

Community Services – Sponsored by Heineken

Feeding the Community – Sponsored by Ei Publican Partnerships

Front-Line Support – Sponsored by Coca Cola European Partners

Keeping the Community Entertained – Sponsored by Sky

Pub Shop – Sponsored by Booker/Makro

Sheltering the Community – Sponsored by Screach

Staff Welfare – Sponsored by Booker/Makro


Admiral Taverns Pub Hero of the Year

Ei Publican Partnerships Pub Hero of the Year

Greene King Pub Hero of the Year

Punch Pubs & Co Pub Hero of the Year

Star Pubs & Bars Pub Hero of the Year