Top 50 Gastro Pubs

How to Enter

The "Budweiser Budvar" Top 50 Gastropub Awards are voted for by our Top 50 Gastropubs Voting Academy. These include gastropub operators (who can't vote for their own pubs), food writers, pubco catering development managers and executive chefs, celebrity and top hospitality industry chefs, pub guide editors, industry chiefs and food operators. This really is the industry's choice.

In addition to the top 50, there are three special awards which can be entered by the gastropubs themselves.


Click on the individual links to download your entry forms now - Entry forms are best opened in Chrome or Internet Explorer, if you have any problems downloading this please contact Rachael Cannon on or call 01293 610396

Business Innovation of the Year:  Enter this award if you run a business that deserves recognition for launching a strong business innovation in the past year, such as a food festival, pop-up restaurant, cafe, own label food range, school meals catering etc. The innovation will have provided a significant boost to trade.

Front of House Manager of the Year: This award recognises gastropub managers who are a vital part of their pub's business success and help deliver excellent service at their pub. They will also provide strong leadership to the front of house team.

Newcomer of the Year: This award recognises new entrants to the market, open to pubs that have been open for 18 months or less. The judging panel will look for details of investment in the business, successful food and drink promotions and events, marketing and PR ideas and future development plans.

Judging Process 

Three pubs will be shortlisted in each category. They will be paper judged by a panel of industry experts, including The Good Food Guide editor Elizabeth Carter and Alastair Sawday's Pubs & Inns Guide editor David Hancock. The finalists will be visited in late November/early December by judges who will see the business in action.

Closing date for entries has been extended to Monday 27th October 2014

The awards also include Gastropub Chef of the Year, Highest Climber and Highest New Entry.

The winner of the Gastropub Chef of the Year is selected from all the head chefs working at the Top 50 Gastropub by a panel of industry experts.

The Highest Climber Award recognise the pub that has moved most significantly up the top 50 list in the past year.

The Highest New Entry Award is presented to the pub that has entered the Top 50 list in the highest position.

For more information on the awards please contact Rachael Cannon on or call: 01293 610396