Entries now open for 2022!


Entry Deadline: Friday 19 November

The Publican Awards are now open for entries, and we're looking for the very best multi-site pub operators in the UK. Now entering their 31st year, these prestigious awards give operators a chance to shine and gain the recognition they deserve after another year in a challenging trading climate.

The awards aim to recognise and reward the finest establishments up and down the country. With a wide range of categories each year, from 'Best Brewing Pub Co' to 'Best New Site', there's plenty of opportunity for pub companies of all sizes to make their mark on the industry and propel themselves into the limelight.

Securing a place as a finalist in these awards is an amazing way to benchmark your pub company against the competition, as well as benefit from a rigorous judging process and a thorough business audit from industry experts from varying fields of expertise. And with 18 categories to enter, there's plenty of opportunity for pub companies across the industry. So what are you waiting for? Start your initial entry now before the deadline on Friday 19 November 2021.

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Please note, all supporting information submitted to us is treated with the strictest confidence and is used for judging purposes only.  For further information on the judging process, click here .

Why should you enter the Publican Awards?

 

2022 Award Categories

  • Best Accommodation Operator – This award will be presented to a pub company that has focused on offering accommodation as a key part of their business. Accommodation will play a significant part in contributing to the company’s profits and helping drive trade.
  • Best Brand and Marketing - This award will be presented to a pub company that has delivered very successful marketing campaigns over the last year, and continues to support a strong brand name.
  • Best Brewing Pub Company – This award recognises companies who operate both a successful brewery and a managed or tenanted/leased pub estate or both. The company will have between 2 and 150 pub sites.
  • Best Community Operator – The winning company will have a successful pub estate of community focused pubs – community focused meaning trade predominantly targets local rather than destination customers.
  • Best Drinks Offer – This award will be presented to a pub company that demonstrates drinks retail excellence, with drink sales a key part of the company’s total profits.
  • Best Food Offer – This award will be presented to a pub company that delivers a successful mainstream food offer across their estate, with food a key part of the company’s total sales. This award is open to companies which average food price for a two course meal (Starter/Dessert and Main) is from £12.50 to £25 per head.
  • Best Managed Pub Company (Under 50 Sites) – This award will be presented to a highly successful managed retail estate, which has shown strong innovation and business performance in the past year. Total sites must be under 50.
  • Best Managed Pub Company (51+ Sites) – This award will be presented to a highly successful managed retail estate, which has shown strong innovation and business performance in the past year. Total sites must be 51 or over.
  • Best New Site – The winning pub site will have opened during the past 24 months. The site will either be a new-build pub or substantial re-development and entrants must demonstrate evidence of how effectively trade has been built at the site.
  • Best Premium Food Offer – This award will be presented to a pub company that delivers a successful premium food offer across their estate, with food a key part of the company’s total sales. This award is open to companies which average food price for a two course meal (Starter/Dessert and Main) is above £25 per head.
  • Best Operations Team – The winning company will have a hugely successful operations team that help to co-ordinate the company in an outstanding manner.
  • Best Pub Employer (Under 500 Employees) – This award will be presented to the pub company that provides an excellent working environment for employees including comprehensive training, strong staff motivation and benefits and a meaningful career path/ development structure for employees. Total employees must be under 500.
  • Best Pub Employer (501+ Employees) - This award will be presented to the pub company that provides an excellent working environment for employees including comprehensive training, strong staff motivation and benefits and a meaningful career path/ development structure for employees. Total employees must be 501 or over.
  • Best Sustainable Pub Company – This award will be presented to a pub company that demonstrates a significant and concerted effort to reduce its waste. This includes the reduction and / or redistribution of food waste; energy reduction and management; plastics and single use items.
  • Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (Under 50 Sites) – This award will be presented to a highly successful tenanted or leased retail estate. Total sites must be under 50.
  • Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (51+ Sites) – This award will be presented to a highly successful tenanted or leased retail estate. Total sites must be 51 or over.


We also have two extra awards:

  • Business Leader of the Year – This award will be presented to a pub business leader who has led their company to fantastic success over the last 12 months. Please submit your nominations for this award using the form below.
  • Outstanding Industry Contribution Award – This award will be presented to a pub industry figure who has contributed an outstanding amount to the pub community over their career.


If you have any questions regarding the entry or judging process, please contact Hazel Batchelar on 01293 846551 or email publicanawards@wrbm.com

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