26 Jan Port Gaverne Hotel Wins ‘One to Watch’ at 2016 Top 50 Gastropub Awards
Last night, we were runners up in the ‘Best Newcomer’ category – and won ‘One to Watch’
The Top 50 Gastropubs Awards are special. They’re only voted for by our peers – chefs such as Anton Piotrowski and Tom Kerridge, trade experts, food writers and journalists – so gaining recognition here is both difficult and an honour.
We’re totally chuffed to be picked as a ‘One to Watch’, because in the Awards own words: ‘The Ones to Watch specialist category award winners are the Gastropubs trade experts, food writers, top chefs and the food team at the Publican’s Morning Advertiser believe have the potential to make it onto the Top 50 Gastropubs list.’
And that’s what we’re aiming for this year, which means even better food, pushing for more rosettes, and, as always, a few surprises and innovations along the way. Watch this space!
The awards and the list are the greatest way to get the name of your pub out there, according to James Healey, UK sales manager of the event’s lead sponsor Estrella Damm.
‘Making the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs list is a high priority for most pub chefs,’ he said. ‘Why wouldn’t you want to be ranked among the greatest food pubs the UK industry has to offer? Customers get a buzz when they know they’re eating in one of the best pubs in the country.’
St Austell Brewery Tenanted Estate Manager Jim Sloan added, ‘This is a great tribute to the team over at the Port Gaverne and what they have achieved in such a short space of time. We knew David had a strong vision for Port Gaverne when he took it on and this win is a clear vindication of his ambition.’
Top 50 Gastropubs 2016 is sponsored by Estrella Damm and associated partners include Appletiser and Schweppes and Berkmann Wine Cellars. For more information, visit www.top50gastropubs.co.uk