Read on to discover some of the reasons why you should be entering your pub into the Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2016...
Front of House Manager of the Year 2015
This award recognises gastropub managers who make a vital contribution to the success of their pub's business, helps deliver excellent service and inspires the pub's front-of-house team.
"Winning or even being shortlisted for any award is an amazing thing, but winning the Front-of-House Manager of the Year Award 2015 was a real mark of approval. We are always extremely happy to win awards. They are recognition of the hard work we do. It's also great for the staff who feel more engaged with the company."
Richard Martinez, general manager, the Royal Oak, Berkshire
Newcomer of the Year 2015
Pubs that have been open for 18 months or fewer are recognised by this award, which is open to all food-serving newcomers.
"Being named as Best Newcomer of the Year, Highest New Entry and 10th overall at the Top 50 Gastropubs Awards was a truly extraordinary experience. It has had a remarkable impact on our business. As we were the highest placed pub in London the Evening Standard ran a piece on us and the general press around the awards was great. We will be entering again - although nothing will compare with last year!"
Andrew Fishwick, owner, the Truscott Arms, Maida Vale
Business Innovation of the Year 2015
Strong business innovation over the past year is essential to winning this award, which recognises new business-boosting initiatives
"The local press picked up that we had won the Business Innovation of the Year Award and that helped to raise our profile, which is good because we're in the middle of nowhere. Winning the award was a great thing and a massive boost. It's given us a confidence boost too, which is always nice because in this industry you're always looking at what you're doing and hoping it's the right thing."
William and Emma Jack, owners, The Richmond Arms, West Sussex