On Wednesday 3rd April we held a night of celebration and recognition for you, our Business Partners, at a glittering awards ceremony, hosted at the Crown Hotel in Blandford.

We hold our Business Partnerships Awards annually as a way of giving back and saying thank you to you, and your team members, for your hard work throughout the year. It is also an opportunity to showcase the success of our Business Partnerships by offering the chance to win one of eight coveted awards.

The Lamb Inn, Chichester, was named the Public House of the Year for their exceptional performance across all areas of the business and for being a shining example of how a Hall and & Woodhouse Business Partnership pub should be operates.

Notably, The Greyhound in Blandford won the Charity Champion Award for their long-term commitment to local charity, Teddy20, which supports children fighting cancer in the south.

Congratulations to our 2019 Award Winners


We are extremely proud to have such talented operators across the Business Partnerships Estate. Congratulations to our nine award winners.

Best Garden, sponsored by Westons

The Bat & Ball, Billingshurst

Best Food House, sponsored by Diageo

 The Royal Oak, Over Stratton and The Bent Arms, Lindfield

Best Newcomer, sponsored by Boutinot

The Swan Inn, Newbury

Best Business Idea, sponsored by Coca Cola

The Dragon, Colgate

Community Asset, sponsored by Heineken

The Crown Inn, Marnhull

Charity Champion, sponsored by Matthew Clark

The Greyhound, Blandford

Dave Blewitt Badger Beer Ambassador, sponsored by Badger

The Monkey Puzzle, London

Public House of the Year, sponsored by Badger

The Lamb Inn, West Wittering

Each winner was presented with a commemorative plate, flowers, a certificate and  a bottle of  Champagne. Winners will also receive £250 (£1000 for Public House of the Year) and two tickets for the award winners’ educational trip to Lisbon, which is sponsored by Heineken

Chris Chapman, Head of Business Partnerships said :

“Every year we look forward to the awards as it is a chance for all of our Business Partners to come together from across the country to celebrate a successful year of great hospitality, innovation and growth amongst our estate. Our estate continues to grow year-on-year and we are proud of the work that we do in collaboration with you.”

We hope that everyone who attended the event had an enjoyable evening. We would like to express our gratitude to all of our suppliers who sponsored the event including Badger, Heineken, Coca Cola, Matthew Clark, Diageo, Westons, Boutinot and Thatchers.

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