Another accolade for The Newbury as it takes home pub of the year
The award was presented to landlords of the Bartholomew Street pub, Peter Lumber and Clarke Oldfield, at a ceremony at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel on Thursday night.
They were up against two other finalists, Pearsons Bar in Kingston upon Hull, and Jeremiah’s Taproom in Edinburgh.
It follows a string of awards for The Newbury in the past four months, including Sawday’s special place to eat and drink, best independent restaurant or pub in the West Berkshire Business Awards and the Good Pub Guide’s best pub in Berkshire, while it has also been listed in the Michelin guides for restaurants and pubs.
Mr Lumber said: “It’s phenomenal. The accolades and awards that we have been winning show that the fruits of our labour is paying off.
“It’s overwhelming. Words can’t explain it.
“We are small fry. This is a pub against other people who have got 40, 50, 60 pubs.
“To end the year like this is just fantastic.”
Managing director of Spirit Leased Pubs, Chris Welham, said: “This award is recognition for the excellent work Peter and Clarke have put in to making The Newbury the go-to venue in West Berkshire.
“Not only do they serve fine gastropub food, their venue is a genuine community hub that the entirety of Newbury is proud of. They are very worthy winners.”