Joseph Holt
Posted: 27th April 2017

Joseph Holt Annual Pub Awards 2017 Held at Haydock Jockey Club

Joseph Holt welcomed 180 guests to its annual Joseph Holt Pub Awards Ceremony on 22nd March 2017.

The event is in its third year and is a great opportunity to celebrate Joseph Holt’s previous year’s success and reward the great work our pub managers and their teams do year on year.

This year’s event had 13 categories to compete for; Best Wet Pub, Best Bar Team, Best Kept Cellar, Best Food Pub; Restaurant Division, Serve with Style; Restaurant Division, Best Food Pub; Community Division, Serve with Style; Community Pub, Training Champions; Restaurant Division, Training Champions; Community Division, Long Service Award, Special Recognition, Pub of the Year; Community Division and Pub of The Year; Restaurant Division.

Judging took place throughout 2016 and early 2017 by both Head Office (judged Best Kept Cellar, Special Recognition and Long Service Awards) and external independent judges, who were made up from our sponsoring companies. We had over 90 entrants and following the judging process, the semi-finalists were chosen and invited to attend the awards ceremony at Haydock Jockey Club.

The day consisted of coffee and prosecco arrival, followed by the awards ceremony which was hosted by comedian and compere Jamie Sutherland who proved to be a huge hit with all the guests. Everyone then sat down for a 3-course lunch and a full day of horse racing. Joseph Holt lagers and Bootleg Brewing Co. products were also served throughout the day.

Prizes for each category saw 1st place take home £1000, 2nd place £300 and 3rd place £200, with the winners of Long Service and Special Recognition Awards taking home £500.

The winners of each category plus the company sponsor are as follows:

Best Wet, Sponsored by Coca-Cola:

3rdThe Crown and Anchor

2ndThe Park Monton

1stThe Kings Head

Best Food Pub Restaurant Division sponsored by Woodward Food Service:

3rdThe Imperial

2ndThe Angel @ King St

1stThe Cock @ Budworth

Serve with Style Restaurant Division sponsored by Walkers:

3rdThe Marsh Mill Tavern

2ndThe Cock @ Budworth

1stP5 @ Cheadle Hulme

Best Food Community Division sponsored by Woodward Food Service:

3rdThe Blue Bell (Bury)

2ndThe Black Dog

1stThe Crown and Anchor

Serve with Style Community Division sponsored by Heineken:

3rdThe Crown and Anchor

2ndThe Blue Bell (Bury)

1stThe Norfolk Arms

Best Kept Cellar sponsored by Joseph Holt:

3rdThe Church Inn

2ndThe Brigadier

1stThe Hare and Hounds

Best Bar Team sponsored by Regal/Kelly's Eye

3rdThe Edington

2ndThe Silverwell

1stThe Kings Head

Training Champions Community Division sponsored by Diageo:

3rdThe Northgate

2ndThe Ostrich

1stThe Black Dog

Training Champions Restaurant Division sponsored by Sky:

3rd The Imperial

2ndThe Marsh Mill Tavern

1stThe Angel @ King St

Long Service sponsored by Joseph Holt:

Nora Jones, Waggon and Horses Gorton

Special Recognition Award sponsored by Centre Glass and Hygiene:

Mary Page, Kings Head

Pub of the Year Restaurant Division sponsored by Heineken:

The Cock @ Budworth

Pub of the Year Community Division sponsored by Coca Cola:

The Kings Head

Once again the event was a great success and a huge celebration for all involved, it is an opportunity for us to recognise all the hard work our licensees put in and we couldn’t be more thankful for this. A massive thank you to all our sponsors for their support and helping make the day what it is. We look forward to starting the Pub Awards 2018, which will be even bigger and better than all previous years with more categories and a more extensive judging process.

To view all of the pictures from our Joseph Holt Pub Awards, please visit Joseph Holt Facebook Page