Ei Group Awards for Excellence 2018

The Ei Group Awards have been created to recognise the outstanding publicans and operators in our estate, their highly committed teams, the pubs at the heart of their local communities as well as operational excellence across the Group. They provide us with the opportunity to celebrate the success of these outstanding people, learn from them and help and inspire other publicans to raise retail standards and business performance.

Entries for our Ei Group Awards for Excellence 2019 are now open. Winners will be announced at our Gala Awards Ceremony in July 2019.

Ei Group Pub of the Year Award 2018

Adrian Emmett - The Lion Hotel, Treorchy

The Ei Group Pub of the Year has been chosen by our judges from the individual category winners of all the Ei Group Awards entrants. The award has been won this year by Adrian Emmett, The Lion Hotel, Treorchy. The award is designed to recognise the best of the best, a great all rounder publican and someone who shows a total passion for their pub, their community and is a credit to the industry they serve.  Adrian and his team also won the Ei Group Best Community Hub award. 

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Lifetime Achievement Award

The Red Cow Inn, Knoll

Michael and Janet Ostler are in their 50th year of operating pubs and have been at the Red Cow since 1980. Their knowledge of the industry and their business is second to none and this accolade is incredibly well deserved. 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Crown & Trumpet Inn, Broadway

Andrew Scott is celebrating his 35th year at the Crown & Trumpet and remains as committed about his business as he was on his first day. He is always positive, polite, approachable and a perfect gentleman.

Best Craft Union Pub

Queen Hotel, Morley

The Queen Hotel in Morley epitomises the Craft Union values and vision. This pub is always busy with regulars socialising at all times of the day, with various events and activity.

Best Bermondsey Pub

Waldorf, Manchester

The Waldorf in Manchester is always busy with various events and activity, in a well-managed environment.

Best Time Out

Dirty Liquor

Ei Managed Investments teamed up with Hugh O'Boyle and Caroline Jones to launch Dirty Liquor. 

Best Outdoor Area

The Culpeper, Aldgate

Nico Tregeur & Gareth Thomas

Best Newcomer

The Leigham Well, Streatham

Rachel Street & Andrew Britten-Austen

Best Marketing Initiative

The White Horse, Dover

Julian Crowley & Stuart Fox

Best Multiple Operator

Creative Hospitality Group

Bruno Nunes

Best Live Music Venue

Hootananny, Brixton

Sophia Yates & Kit Fraser

Best Turnaround

Horse & Jockey Hotel, Liverpool

Adam & Sue Franklin

Best Joint Investment

Snooty Fox Tavern, Lonsdale

Thomas, Oliver, Chris & Jayne Ledsham

Best Food Offer

The Milk House, Sissinghurst

Dane & Sarah Allchorne

Best Sports Venue

The Directors Box, Manchester

Michael Nicholas & Rachelle Stringer

Best Community Hub

The Lion Hotel, Treorchy

Adrian Emmett

Excellence in Cellar Standards

British Oak, Blackheath

Peter Clements