January 16, 2021

Yorkshire success in pub awards

Four pubs in Yorkshire are celebrating after success at a national awards event celebrating the achievements of pubs.

The annual Thwaites Awards for Excellence took place last week, recognising publicans who have shown particular dedication and success in each area of their businesses.

The Winterburn, Halifax, scooped the prize for Best Newcomer, Hare & Hounds, Todmorden, won Best Pub Fayre, Gamecock Inn, Austwick, took the top spot for Best Customer Experience and The Old Queen’s Head, Sheffield, took the title of Best Trainer.

Thwaites Chief Executive Officer, Rick Bailey, said: “The pub sector is extremely competitive and all our pubs work really hard to make their business a success.

“These awards always highlight the passion, quality and creativity that go into running a successful pub. The judges always have a very difficult time deciding the overall winners, which is testimony to the sheer number of inspiring people who have chosen to work with us.

“We are delighted to celebrate their success and champion the superb businesses they run.”

Thwaites Awards for Excellence celebrate industry successes and innovation across Thwaites’ pub estate.

Other winners were:

  • Best Pub Dining – Swan & Cemetery, Bury;
  • Best Marketing – White Bull, Alston;
  • Best Pint – John Bull Chophouse, Wigan;
  • Pub of the Year – John Bull Chophouse, Wigan;
  • Best Community Involvement – Black Dog, Oswaldtwistle;
  • Best Turnaround – White Bull, Oswaldtwistle;
  • Best Sky Sports Pub – The Park Inn, Lancaster.