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Find out which sites are up for Venture Pub of the Year

Congratulations to our 18 awesome licensees whose sites have been shortlisted for this year’s Venture Pub of the Year Awards!

A team of judges visited more than 80 pubs and narrowed down the top performers across six categories, recognising sites with the best food offer, stand out service, community spirit, drinks offer, and entertainment. They were also on the lookout for rising stars – licensees who has demonstrated exceptional talent and ambition since taking over the pub within the last 18 months.

A winner will now be chosen from each category, with Iain Jackson, Director of MP&B Strategy, and Ed Hancock, Director of Venture Pubs and Estates, then choosing the overall ‘Pub of the Year’ winner, which will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony in Chesterfield in November.

The shortlisted pubs are:

Best Drinks Menu

The Lighthouse, Oxford
Old Sun, Buxton
Swan Inn, Saddleworth                    

Best Entertainment and Events

Royal Oak, Wolverhampton
Feathers, Lichfield
Mustard Pot, Leeds             

Best Food Offer

Gun Inn, Findon
Horns of Boningale, Albrighton
The George, Ashbourne                         

Community Spirit

Rose & Crown, Sherborne
Nags Head, Belper
Tap, Eastham              

Rising Star

King William, Cottingham
Avon Brewery, Salisbury
Boars Head, Standish

Stand Out Service

Jacobs Inn, Oxford
Wheatsheaf Pub & Pantry, Bakewell
Ayln Hotel, Wrexham                  

Congratulations and good luck to all of our shortlisted licensees!

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