Best Outdoor Area: Culpeper, Aldgate
Nico Tregeur and Gareth Thomas
It is of the utmost importance for the team at the Culpeper to use the rooftop area. Recently, the rooftop has been re-designed in collaboration with London based Studio Stilton and renamed PICULPEPER.
There is a seated area for food and drinks, a greenhouse that allows customers to enjoy the space and grow produce all year round, a charcoal grill, a bar and planters full of vibrant edible plants that boarder terrace.
They also host a whole range of different events such as Rooftop Astronomy nights, Saving the Season (where guests learn how to preserve, pickle and dry their summer picking), Rooftop to Tabletop (where guests learn how to create and manage an urban veg plot) and many others.
Best Outdoor Area Finalists
Milk House, Sissinghurst
Sarah and Dane Allchorne
Sarah and her team at the Milk House have recognised that their customers like to make the most of long days in the summer months. The pub's capacity for customers doubles during the summer months and the revenue from outside is an important part of Sarah's business.
Antelope, High Wycombe
Mark wanted to create an outdoor area with a bit of a difference with a focus on live music. He created a large stage which has become the talk of the town, bringing in large numbers of visitors.
We have all been told never to judge a book by its cover, however that sometimes can't be said about pubs. The key to making a great first impression is knowing how to make the most of the outside of your pub. This award recognised publicans who go above and beyond to make sure the external appearance of their pubs look fantastic and who ensure they make best use of the space.