The Great British Pub Awards 2018

Affectionately known as ‘the Oscars of the Pub industry’, the 2018 John Smith’s Great British Pub Awards concluded in a glistening awards ceremony on Thursday September 6 in London where the national winners were revealed.

We are delighted to announce two of our pubs were winners on the night The Bull, Ditchling and The King’s Head, Hursley.

Best Freehouse – The Bull, Ditchling, East Sussex

Since winning the 2016 Great British Pub Awards, The Bull has secured a huge investment to help in its aim to bring something new to its customers. Now featuring a garden bar and wood-fired pizza oven, the pub is also home to an impressive selection of craft beers. It also offers free events including cinema shows and live music and even has its very own brewery, Bedlam.

Best Managed Pub – The King’s Head, Hursley

This classy gastropub utilises social media users to connect with its customers. Their channels host galleries of beautifully taken images, all showing the exceptional food, drink and surroundings on offer. Keen to make use of their outside space, the pub offers gin bars that run throughout the summer as well as fire pits and hot gin concoctions in the winter. The owners also enjoy linking up with local farmers markets to help push local produce and there is a skittle alley located underneath the pub that can be hired out for functions.

To read the full list of winners click here.

Text is taken from The Great British Pub Awards Website