At the recent National Pub and Bar Awards held at the prestigious BAFTA venue in London’s Piccadilly.
The awards ceremony celebrates the many faceted business’s in the Pub and Bar trade. Giving a fantastic accolade to all those selected. The organisers compare pubs and bars across the whole of the UK. Criteria such as food and drinks offering, design, comfort, customer service, events, community and more.
The judges make secret visits to establishments to determine first hand which are the best in the industry. All of this information is taken into account and the judges select the winners. 94 establishments representing Counties across Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
The Brit was voted Best Pub in County representing West Glamorgan. Out of the 94 different businesses they then look for the best in each region. The best pub in Wales chosen from the 8 Welsh regions was The Bull in Beaumaris. A very deserving business that is well worth a visit for anyone visiting North Wales.
We had the pleasure of being invited to attend and it was a very glamorous affair organised by The National Pub and Bar Awards. With a drinks reception held in the main Lobby at BAFTA. A chance to meet other businesses in the industry to talk and network.
At 8pm guests were invited upstairs for the awards ceremony. Rows of plush, comfortable cinema seats worthy of Sir Anthony Hopkins or Dame Judi Dench awaited. It was lovely to celebrate in the positivity of the evening and what it means for all the hard working businesses involved. After the ceremony we returned downstairs to take photos and enjoy some of the delicious bowl food on offer. And of course a few more glasses of wine.
The National Pub and Bar Awards a Beacon of Positivity
The pub trade needs some good positive support. With pubs struggling under the weight of continuous price increases on food, duties, taxes, bills, wages and huge rates bills. It’s no wonder that pubs are closing up and down the country.
This awards night and what it represents is the support of businesses that are working hard to keep their heads and stand out from the crowd. Businesses that offer something a little more unique and more refined. There is no doubt about it, the pub and bar business is a lot of hard work. It is also very rewarding industry and that’s what pushes businesses forward, determined to keep offering their customers the best they can.
A Huge Thank You
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all our customers for their ongoing support of our little business. We have had a huge amount of messages of support and well wishing. 4 years ago we were little more than a building site, renovating a historic old building that was part of the Industrial past of the Valley. With lots of hard work from our team and our lovely customers that make it all worthwhile we are determined to be the best that we can be and look forward to welcoming everyone over the upcoming year.
At the time of typing this we currently have 4 weeks until our Real Ale and Cider Festival (follow the link for more details). Don’t forget to grab teams for the Tug of War Competition on the Saturday. We shall be raising money for Cwmavon Youth Rugby.