Pub Awards

We’re proud of our pubs and the people who run them to create a Great Pub Experience for their visitors. But don’t just take our word for it – look at the array of accolades, awards and recommendations that our pubs and head office teams have received recently.

Simply The Guest Awards 2015/16 (LateRooms.com)

The Olde Kings Arms, Hemel Hempstead – 2016 Top Rated

CAMRA Pub of the Year 2015/16

The Castle, Bedford (North Beds)

Michelin Bib Gourmand 2015/16

The Red Lion, East Haddon.

Michelin Star 2015/16

The Cross in Kenilworth – retained a Michelin Star with Head Chef Adam Bennett.

Aylesbury Vale Village Pub Competition

The Swan Inn, Great Horwood (finalist)

Cambridge News Food & Drink Awards

Salisbury Arms Shortlisted for Best Pub In Cambridge (alongside 2 other pubs).

Pride of Warwick District Hospitality Business of the Year Award 2015

The Cross, Kenilworth

CAMRA Awards 2015

Most Improved Pub 2015 – The Castle (Bedford)

Bicester Review (2015)

Pub of the Year – The Nightingale Bicester

Beds Food & Drink Awards 2015

Best Fine Dining Restaurant (d’Parys) – Nominated

Bedfordshire Pub of the Year (d’Parys) – Nominated

The Publican Awards 2015

Best Tenanted/Leased Pub Company (up to 200 sites) – finalist

Best Operations Team (51+ sites) – finalist

Responsible Retailer of the Year Award – finalist

Best New Pub/ Bar (The d’Parys, Bedford) –  finalist

The Eagle Star Awards 2014

The Knife & Cleaver, Beds – Best Eagle Eyes

The Plough & Harrow, Herts – Best Kerb Appeal

The Unicorm, Oxs – Best Wine Offer

The Dog & Badger, Beds – Best Pub/Bar Food Experience

The Cock Inn, Beds – Committed to Community

The Castle, Beds – Best Marketing & Innovation

The Castle, Beds – Best Beer in Cask

The White Horse, Cambs – Best Training Programme

The Bell, Bucks – Best Pub/Dining Experience

The Chandos Arms, Bucks – Best Newcomer to the Industry

The Castle, Beds – Pub of the Year

The Great British Pub Awards 2014

The Castle in Bedford – Best Newcomer 2014 (Regional Winner)

The White Horse Tilbrook – Best Partnership Pub (Regional Winner)

The Chandos Arms in Aylesbury – Best Newcomer 2014 (Regional Winner)

Michelin Star 2014/15

The Cross in Kenilworth – awarded a Michelin Star with Head Chef Adam Bennett.

Tripadvisor 2014 Winner

The Moon & Sixpence – Certificate of Excellence

The Knife and Cleaver – Certificate of Excellence

AA Rosette

The Narrow Boat Weedon – Winner, Food Excellence.

The Publican Awards 2014

Charles Wells – Winner, Best Pub Operations Team (51+ sites)

North Beds CAMRA Awards

The Burnaby Arms – Town Centre Pub of the Year

Bedford Best Bar None Awards 2013

The Bedford Arms, Bedford – runner up in the People’s Choice Awards

AA Accommodation

The Olde Coach House, Ashby St Ledgers – AA 4* rating for Bedroom Accommodation & AA Dining Award

The East of England Business Champions

The Jackal, Thurleigh – Runner up

The Good Pub Guide 2014

The Park, Bedford – Town Pub of the Year 2014

The Great British Pub Awards 2013 (September 2013)

The Somerstown Coffee House, London; Regional Winner & National Finalist – Best Food Pub

The Swan, Milton Keynes; Regional Winner & National Finalist – Best Partnership Pub

The White Horse, Tilbrook; Regional Winner & National Finalist – Best Family Pub

The Publican’s Morning Advertiser Top 50 Best Gastropub Awards 2013

The Somerstown Coffee House listed

The Somerstown Coffee House (winner) & The Fox at Farthinghoe shortlisted for Innovation Award

North Beds CAMRA Pub of the Year 2013

Devonshire Arms, Bedford

North Beds CAMRA’s Most Improved Pub 2013

Burnaby Arms, Bedford

MK Food & Leisure Awards

The Plough, Simpson won Best Newcomer

The Cross Keys, Great woolstone – finalist

The Swan, MK Village – finalist

The Observer’s Top 20 restaurants of the last 10 years

The Anchor & Hope, Waterloo listed

Cambridge CAMRA Community Pub of the Year (City)

The Elm Tree, Cambridge

AA Accommodation

The Narrowboat, Weedon achieved 4 Star AA rating for its accommodation

The Knife & Cleaver, Houghton Conquest achieved 4 Star AA rating for its accommodation & dinner

BII annual monitoring visit

Charles Wells achieved grade one status as “outstanding” – a status it’s held since 1999

Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (Almr) Operations Manager Awards

Benjamin Smith – shortlisted finalist & winner of the Rising Star Award (December 2012)

The Springboard Awards for Excellence 2012

Charles Wells Pub Company – WINNER The Retention Award

The Great British Pub Awards 2012

The White Horse, Tilbrook – Best Community Pub, East Anglia

Harden’s Restaurant Guide 2012

The Anchor and Hope, Waterloo – Best Bar/Pub Food

Michelin Guide 2012

The Red Lion, East Haddon – Bib Gourmand

Springboard Awards for Excellence 2011

Charles Wells Pub Company – WINNER of The Recruitment Initiative Award

Famous Grouse Famous Pubs 2011

Featured pub – The Dolphin, Middleton Cheney

The Great British Pub Awards 2011

The Salisbury Arms, Cambridge – Best Cask Beer Pub in East Anglia

The Salisbury Arms, Cambridge – Best Cellar in East Anglia HIGHLY COMMENDED

The White Horse, Bedford – Best Tenanted/Leased pub in East & West Midlands

In Oxford Magazine “Restaurant of the Year” award

The Unicorn Inn, Deddington – shortlisted in pub/bar category

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The Elm Tree, Cambridge – highest reviewers listing July 2011

Business Beacon Awards 2011

Shortlisted Customer Service Award

BII NITA’s 2011 (November 2011)

Shortlisted Best Induction Programme (non-managed estate)

Shortlisted Innovation in Training Award

The Publican Awards 2011

Charles Wells Pub Company – Pub Company of the Year HIGHLY COMMENDED

The White Horse, Bedford – shortlisted for Tenanted/Leased Pub of Year

Nigel & Sue Anstead of The White Horse, Bedford – shortlisted for Publican of the Year

Orchid Pub Company – shortlisted for Corporate Social Responsibility

‘Best Loved’ Small Business in Northampton

Diane and Mark Hill, The Red Lion at Yardley Hastings (2nd year running)

Also rated as the 3rd best loved pub in the UK

Milton Keynes & North Bucks Branch of Camra “Best Pub of the Season” (Winter 2010)

Paul Hepworth at The Cross Keys, Great Woolstone

Bedford Business Excellence Awards 2010

The White Horse, Bedford – Highly commended Small/medium business of the year

Huntingdon Post Pub of the Year

The White Horse, Tilbrook

Springboard Awards for Excellence 2010

Charles Wells Pub Company – Shortlisted in Best Recruitment Initiative Award category

Charles Wells Pub Company – The Retention Award November 2010 WINNER

Aylesbury Vale Recommended Village Pub

The Crown Inn, Tingewick – Best Community Pub 2010

Association of Licensed Multiple Retailers (ALMR) Operations Manager Awards

Shaun Matthews – shortlisted finalist (December 2010)

Northamptonshire Food & Drink Awards 2010

The Tollemache Arms, Harrington – Shortlisted in Pub or Bar Restaurant of the Year category

The Great British Pub Awards 2010

The Somerstown Coffee House, London – Best Gastropub in London

East Beds CAMRA Pub of the Year 2010

The Rising Sun, Potton

Public House of the Year 2010 – High Peak/Peak District

The George Inn, Castleton FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING

(as voted for at PubsRDown to Us)

The Federation of Small Businesses – Bedfordshire Business Awards 2010

Julia Hanks, The Jackal – Self employed person of the Year shortlisted

The White Horse, Bedford – Customer Service WINNER

The Publican Awards 2010

Charles Wells Pub Company – Pub Company of the Year, Tenanted/Leased (200+ outlets) WINNER

The White Horse, Bedford – Tenanted/Leased Pub of the Year Shortlisted

The White Horse, Bedford – Community Pub of the Year Shortlisted

The White Horse, Bedford – Publican of the Year Shortlisted

The Embankment, Bedford – Pub Design of the Year Shortlisted (Peach Pubs)

Peach Pub Company – Multiple Operator of the Year (2-19 outlets) – Highly Commended

Wells and Young’s Brewing Co Ltd – Regional Brewer of the Year Shortlisted

Cask Marque Accredited

Excellence in the service of cask ale is also recognised by the Cask Marque accreditation which is awarded to the licensee rather than to the pub. Inspections are made twice a year so you can be sure that pubs bearing the distinctive Cask Marque plaque will deliver the refreshing, consistent quality cask ale that you wish for. For information on which licensees currently hold cask marque accreditation, check our pub guide or the official Cask Marque website.