Lifetime Achievement: Michael & Janet Ostler and Andrew Scott
Michael and Janet are in their 50th year of operating pubs and have been at the Red Cow since 1980. This destination pub is operated to an extremely high standard with Michael and Janet at the helm with a top class cellar, perfect kitchen standards and importantly, fantastic customer care. They are wonderful ambassadors for the industry and have remained completely committed to their business over the years. They now work closely with their son and daughter, Andre and Helen, to teach them everything they need to know to run a successful family business and carry on their legacy.
Andrew Scott is celebrating his 35th year at the Crown & Trumpet and remains as committed to his business as he was on his first day. He is always positive, polite, approachable and a perfect gentleman. Andrew is supportive of not only his own business but the entire industry and is committed member of CAMRA. His knowledge of the industry, his business, and in particular, cask ale, is immense. He has seen some challenging times during his 35 year tenure however his dedication and passion never waivers.
Lifetime Achievement Finalists
Alan and Julie Walker, Crows Nest, Lincoln
Alan and Julie Walker will celebrate 30 years at their pub in September 2018 having originally worked as site managers. They are completely and intrinsically linked to their community having raised several thousands of pounds for a number of charities.
Rob Bass, Kings Arms, Okehampton
Rob Bass has worked with Ei Publican Partnerships for 14 years. He is an exceptional publican and has continuously invested in his pub, evolving his offer to ensure that he is targetting the right market, keeping his customers happy and maximising his trade. Rob is a pillar in his community and an asset to Okehampton.
This award was presented to two of our publicans who have consistently shown passion, commitment and energy for their pubs across a number of years.
All of our longer serving publicans have seen some challenging times in an industry which is ever changing and we wanted to celebrate those who have shown the motivation to remain at the heart of their pub and their business.