Publican Awards 2024 winners gallery

By Rebecca Weller

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Publican Awards 2024: pictures of this year's winners
Publican Awards 2024: pictures of this year's winners

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See the winners of this year's Publican Awards celebrate their success in our photo gallery.

More than 1,500 people from across the hospitality industry came together for the glittering event at Evolution London in Battersea on Wednesday 27 March.

Astonishing growth 

Hosted by comedian and presenter Tom Allen, the 2024 Publican awards saw South east-based business Heartwood Inns take home two accolades after impressing judges in both the Best Managed Pub Company (2-50 sites) and Best Pub Operations Team categories. 

Loungers chairman and co-founder Alex Reilley was named Business Leader of the Year for achieving astonishing growth in a challenging and complex market while Barons Pub Company was recognised for its dedication to its teams, taking home the Best Pub Employer (up to 500 employees) title for the third year in a row. 

The Publican Awards has now been running for more than three decades, celebrating excellence across the sector. 

Amazing achievement 

Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser​​, which organises the awards, said: “All of the companies we have seen over the past few weeks and months have been outstanding and judges have had a tough job to pick winners. These awards are the pinnacle of the industry and even being shortlisted is an amazing achievement so a huge well done to all finalists and winners.”

This year's awards were sponsored by Britvic Soft Drinks, Budweiser Brewing Group UK&I, Carlsberg Marston’s Brewing Company, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Heineken UK, illy Coffee, Kopparberg, Moët Hennessey, Molson Coors Beverage Company, Poppleston Allen and Sky Business.

See if you were spotted at the awards in our social media round-up here​.

Brucan Pubs scooped the best food offer award

Proper Pubs was crowned Best Community Pub Operator

Greene King took home the sustainability award

The St Austell team collected their accommodation accolade
Kuckoo was named Best Late Night Operator
Anglian Country Inns won the Best Premium Food category
Everards saw success in the Best Brewing pubco segment
Barons was named Best Pub Employer up to 500 for the third year in a row
Cheshire Cat scooped the Best Drinks Offer title
Hickory's was crowned Best Brand/Concept
Heartwood Inns won two awards
The Journeyman was named Best New Site
Marston's took home the Best Employer 500+ award
Liberation was crowed Best Managed Pub Company (51+ sites)

Shepherd Neame won Best Pub Partnership (up to 500 sites)
Punch scooped the Best Pub Partnership (up to 500 sites) title
Loungers co-founder Alex Reilley was announced as Business Leader of the Year
All winners joined host Tom Allen for a group photo

The 2024 Publican Awards winners in full:

Best Accommodation Operator​

St Austell Brewery

Best Brewing Pub Company​

Everards Brewery

Best Community Pub Operator

Proper Pubs (Admiral)

Best Drinks Offer​

Cheshire Cat

Best Food Offer​

Brucan Pubs

Best Late-Night Operator​


Best Managed Pub Company (2-50 sites)​

Heartwood Inns

Best Managed Pub Company (51+ sites)​

Liberation Group

Best New Site​

The Journeyman, Gerrards Cross – Oakman Group

Best Partnership Pub (501+ sites)​

Punch Pubs & Co

Best Partnership Pub (up to 500 sites)​

Shepherd Neame

Best Premium Food Offer​

Anglian Country Inns

Best Pub Brand/Concept​


Best Pub Employer (501+ employees)​


Best Pub Employer (up to 500 employees)​

Barons Pub Company

Best Pub Operations Team​

Heartwood Inns

Best Sustainable Pub Company​

Greene King

Business Leader of the Year​

Alex Reilley


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