Over 1,400 guests attended the ceremony, which is hosted each year by Big Hospitality’s sister publication Morning Advertiser.
The awards night is the biggest and longest running award ceremony for the pub trade, and aims to reward operators who are pushing the industry forwards.
The award for Best Food Offer went to the Seafood Pub Company. Founded in 2011, the group now operates 11 sites across Lancashire and Yorkshire, and has a turnover of over £11m. Each venue has its own menu, and uses local produce.
The award for Best Premium Food Offer went to Red Mist Leisure, which operates eight pubs across Great Hampshire and Surrey. The food offerings are typically British, varying depending on the produce available in each pub’s local area.
Toby’s Carvery took home the award for Best Value Food Offer. Founded 30 years ago, the ‘home of the roast’ is owned and operated by Mitchell and Butlers, and consists of over 150 restaurants.
The list of winners in full is as follows:
Best Brewing Pub Company: North Bar Brewing Company (sponsored by Fentimans)
Best Community Pub Operator: Cornerstone Inns (sponsored by Britvic Soft Drinks)
Best Drinks Offer: New World Trading Company (sponsored by Coca-Cola European Partners)
Best Managed Pub Company (2-50 sites): Brewhouse & Kitchen (sponsored by Molson Coors)
Best Managed Pub Company (51+): Fuller's (sponsored by CPL Training Group)
Best Pub Employer (up to 500 employees): Brewhouse & Kitchen (sponsored by AB InBev)
Best Pub Employer (501+ employees): New World Trading Company (sponsored by MA Jobs)
Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (501+ sites) Star Pubs and Bars (sponsored by Kuehne + Nagel)
Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (up to 500 sites): Palmers (sponsored by Sky)
Best Value Food Offer: Toby Carvery (sponsored by MCA)
Best Food offer: Seafood Pub Company (sponsored by Carlsberg)
Best Premium Food Offer: Red Mist Leisure (sponsored by CGA Strategy)
Best Accommodation Operator: Anglian Country Inns (sponsored by HGEM)
Best Late Night Operator: Stonegate Pub Company (sponsored by Jägermeister)
Best New Pub/Bar: Impossible Manchester, Tokyo Industries (sponsored by Heineken UK)
Best Pub Brand/Concept: The Alchemist (sponsored by Asahi UK)
Best Pub Operations Team: New World Trading Company (sponsored by Sky)
Business Leader of the Year: Chris Hill, New World Trading Company (sponsored by Poppleston Allen)