Last call for National Pub & Bar Awards
Entries for the 2021 National Pub & Bar Awards will close on Friday 16 April.
Entries for the 2021 National Pub & Bar Awards will close on Friday 16 April, as the annual celebration gears up to deliver what could be its most important year yet.
The event, which aims to showcase the UK’s finest pubs and bars on a national scale, will be returning this year to crown the best venues within 94 counties across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
In what could be described as a rollover year, entries for the 2021 National Pub & Bar Awards will combine with those received for the 2020 event, which was unable to take place due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Pub and bar operators can submit their entries online here.
The show must go on
With pubs and bars across the UK either closed or restricted to trading outdoors, Tristan O'Hana, editor of Pub & Bar, explains why an entry for this year's event could make a big difference to venues.
"While the industry starts to find its feet, we believe operators need to be given as much opportunity as possible to reboot and thrive as reopening continues,” says O’Hana. “Now more than ever, pubs and bars need as much support and promotion as they can get – we will do all we can to ensure that every National Pub & Bar Awards winner gets the attention and praise they deserve. Summer trading in 2021 could be the most pivotal occasion the industry has ever encountered, and an award nomination at that time could make a massive difference to footfall. With doors still closed, we hope to see many entries from all of the brilliant businesses out there.”
For more information and to submit your entry, visit nationalpubandbarawards.co.uk
How it works - are you the best venue in your county?
The National Pub & Bar Awards selects the best venues within 94 counties across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
What's more, alongside 94 County Winners, the awards will also crown:
- Taproom of the Year, sponsored by Kegstar
- Pub Chef of the Year
- Pub Brand of the Year, sponsored by Coca-Cola
- Bar Brand of the Year, sponsored by Coca-Cola
- Bartender of the Year, sponsored by Havana Club
All of the 94 County Winners will be invited to the National Pub & Bar Awards Grand Final, which takes place later in 2021. On the evening, 15 Regional Winners and the overall National Pub & Bar of the Year will be announced.
The closing date for entries is Friday 16 April 2021.