Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Publican Awards

The Publican Awards have been announced. Some of the winners notable from either a London or a beer perspective are :

Beer Range Pub of the Year - Pivo Café Bar, York

Gastro Pub of the Year - Somerstown Coffee House, Euston

HQ Food Champion of the Year - St Austell Brewery, St Austell

Spirits Pub of the Year - The Hide Bar, Southwark

Unsung Hero of the Year - Joanie Clement, the Nightingale, Balham

Wine Pub of the Year - The Vintry, City of London

Cask Ale Pub of the Year - The Dove Street Inn, Ipswich

York is somewhere that I haven't visited for ages and it looks as though Pivo Cafe Bar is a worthy addition to the beer scene there. Memo to self - must move York up the list of places to visit.


John Paul Adams said...

The SPBW award for the London POTY should have been made by now, but can't find a reference to the winner.
The judges' blog is at

Any insider knowledge?

The Beer Justice said...

Indeed, the word on the inside is that the SPBW winner this year is the Pembury Tavern, Hackney.

John Paul Adams said...

The winner is actually on the SPBW website and it is the Pembury. If you look at the winning page, the heading is still 2009 LPOTY but reading the small print, it announces the 2010 LPOTY. They must have used the old one as a template and forget to edit the title. This is confirmed on the News page. Worthy winner, like all contenders.