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Hunt is under way for the Great British Pub of the Year

By Ed Bedington

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Competition kicked off: entry for the 2024 Great British Pub Awards is now open
Competition kicked off: entry for the 2024 Great British Pub Awards is now open

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The hunt is now on for the best pub in the country as the Great British Pub Awards returns for 2024.
  • Are you running the nation's best pub? Enter the 2024 Great British Pub Awards here​.

The awards, organised by The Morning Advertiser ​(MA​), recognise excellence across the pub sector and are the ones to win for anyone running a great pub and this year, the awards marks 25 years of rewarding pub success.

Ed Bedington, editor of the MA​, said: “These awards have been running for a quarter of a century now and are the pinnacle for anyone in the pub sector, recognising great sites across a range of categories, and picking out the best of the best.

“Winning at the Great British Pub Awards can mean a huge amount to the businesses that win it and with the current challenges in the market, it’s vital to give your operation every advantage you can."

Fantastic boost

He added: “Entering the awards itself is a great way to take a step back and assess your business, how it’s running and where your strengths and weaknesses are. Being shortlisted as a finalist, let alone winning, is a great opportunity to give your business a fantastic boost, so get your entries in now!

“Previous winners of the awards have seen significant turnover boosts following their wins, with some reporting 50% increases, so what are you waiting for?”

Last year saw the Cholmondeley Arms take home the overall title of Great British Pub of the Year, and owner Tim Bird said: "I said when we opened, we can be a beacon of hope for rural pubs... for the team, this is just amazing. Our award has helped us shine a great light on the strength of the rural pub in the UK and we are very honoured indeed to have been able to do this for others to follow."

The awards will be returning to Victoria Warehouse in Manchester on Tuesday 17 September 2024 for a celebration of epic proportions.

The full list of categories for entry are:

  • Best Pub for Dogs
  • Best Pub for Entertainment
  • Best Pub for Families
  • Best Pub for Food
  • Best Pub Garden
  • Best Pub to Watch Sport
  • Best Sustainable Pub
  • Community Hero
  • Best Country Pub 
  • Best Town Centre Pub 
  • NEW Best Beer Pub 

Judges will also be assessing:

  • Punch & Pubs Pub of the Year
  • Marston’s Pub of the Year
  • Greene King Pub of the Year
  • Admiral Tavern’s Pub of the Year
  • Stonegate Pub of the Year

So what are you waiting for? Enter here​ now to be in with a chance of being named the Great British Pub of the Year.

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