It’s difficult to talk about winning awards without sounding boastful. So we’re not going to try.
We could pretend they don’t matter to us and that we can take or leave them. But they do matter because we’re passionate about what we do and, frankly, we’d always much rather take them than leave them.
We won’t bore you with all the details – although we’re happy to show you our trophies, plaques and certificates next time you’re in – but we would like to share a few edited highlights with you.
Our winning streak began in 2006 when we were awarded the Innovation of the Year title at the National Publican Awards. This was a big deal for us as it was our first trophy and a positive sign that we were moving the pub in the right direction.
In the years since, we have scooped numerous other awards, including Delciouslyorkshire Brand Champion 2012-2013; Best UK Freehouse at the Great British Pub Awards 2010; Publicans Of The Year at the 2010 Publican Awards; Front-of-house Team of the Year and Local Food Pub of the Year at the Publican Awards 2009; Yorkshire Pub of the Year in the White Rose Awards 2009; Yorkshire Life Traditional Pub of the Year 2009; Chef of the Year and Food Pub of the Year at the Publican Awards 2008; Excelle Pub of the Year 2008; and Regional Winner in the Great British Pub Awards 2008.
And, most recently, we topped the lot when we were presented with the coveted Licensee of the Year Award by the BII (British Institute of Innkeepers), winning our way through four challenging rounds, including a pub visit from the lead judges and facing a nine-strong panel of industry experts.
We’re very proud of our achievements and are thankful for the hard work, passion and energy our incredible team put in every day to help keep us at the top of our game.
And, of course, we’re grateful to our customers who support us in the best way possible – by coming back again and again. It’s true what they say, you know, awards mean nothing without good people to share them with.