Best Community Hub: Lion Hotel, Treorchy
Working closely with Ei Publican Partnerships, publican at the Lion Hotel, Adrian, has transformed the pub from a boarded up run down pub to the bustling hub of the community it is today.
Adrian and his team have not only met but exceeded the communities needs and expectations.
People no longer need to travel long distances to get live sport, live music, good affordable food, and a safe welcoming environment where all ages are welcome.
Best Community Hub Finalists
The Keel Row, Seaton Delaval
Sharon and Kenny Herron
The Keel Row is a busy rural destination pub that caters for it's local community and beyond. Sharon and Kenny believe their pub really does appeal to everyone!
The Royal Oak, Winsford
The Royal Oak in Exmoor sits looking over the village green in Winsford and is described as the beating heart of the village in every way.
This award recognised those publicans who make a real difference to the communities that they serve. It’s more than just pulling great pints, offering wonderful food or creating a welcoming atmosphere.
It's about real heart and going above and beyond the usual call of duty for a publican to bring people together and have a positive impact on the local community.
The community events, initiatives or activities don't have to be big; just positive: championing football teams, showcasing local art on your walls, raising money for a charity, offering a meeting space to local committees, or even acting as the local post office are all brilliant examples of being a Community Hero.