Best Outdoor Area: Half Moon, Kirdford
Jodie Kidd, Louise Pullen and Gavin Roy
When warmer weather and longer evenings arrive, the outdoor space at the Half Moon allows Jodie and her team to maximise the pubs capacity, tripling in size to 120 covers.
Jodie and her Mum spent quality time together designing and planning the “Kitchen Garden”, ready for the Chefs to design creative dishes and for the team to welcome everyone, from couples and families, to four-legged friends.
The area is key to the pub’s operation and they even use produce from the garden, such as herbs and vegetables, in their food and drink.
Best Outdoor Area Finalists
Bell Inn, St Olaves
Kevin and Esmee Allibone
In an idyllic situation adjacent to the River Waveney, Kevin and his staff enjoy a great outdoor space with superb lighting. They have a large outdoor area equipped with a four zone speaker system which they make the most of from April to September, by hosting live music every Sunday, as well as regular BBQs and hog roasts.
The team always ensure that the outdoor area is kept up to scratch, routinely repairing and painting their extended moorings, keeping them both aesthetically pleasing and safe.
New Inn, Minster
Ciaran and Lauren Dean
Ciaran and Lauren really maximise their retail offer with an innovative garden containing some lovely features. The outdoor space offers a play area for children meaning the garden is inviting for families to use and gives many a chance to relax whilst enjoying a drink or some food.
The garden is also used to host functions including; weddings, christenings, birthday parties, anniversaries, and is naturally multifunctional so offers the diversity that customers require without needing to make too many alterations.