Best Community Hub: Lion Hotel, Treorchy
As our reigning Community Hub champion, the Lion Hotel in Treorchy once again took the crown thanks to Adrian and his team’s sheer commitment to providing something for everyone.
From beer festivals to baby showers, the pub really appeals to the whole community, even working with local schools to offer work experience and host students prior to their prom.
The Lion sponsors a number of local initiatives including the town firework display at bonfire night, and Adrian even organises an annual Christmas parade. There is no end to the support the pub provides to the local area and beyond, and Adrian has really established himself and his pub at the heart of the community.
Best Community Hub Finalists
The Swan is a traditional community based pub located on the high street, which offers bed and breakfast, meeting room and skittle alley, with a garden to the rear of the pub, along with traditional home cooked pub food.
The pub is run by Sandra and together with the local community, she has been responsible for raising over £110,000 for both local and national charities over the last seven years, through various activities and events hosted at the pub.
The Swan provides something for everyone including family fun days for the younger generation, meet-up Mondays for the older generation, and even free coffee for those new to the area who are looking to meet new people.
The Woodman is a small traditional pub, situated on the edge of beautiful countryside, run by Stephen and his team. The Woodman has now become a regular meeting place for all age groups, whereas previously the customer base was very narrow.
The pub hosts many social groups that meet in the pub on a regular basis including scout leaders, the local running club, football teams and many others.
They also have many elderly residents, including those who live in the local care home, who now regularly attend the Woodman to socialise, bringing along their friends and family.