Matthew Clark are pleased to announce the finalists ‘Charity Pub of the Year 2019’ presented by PubAid in association with the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group (APPBG), and sponsored by Matthew Clark.
The competition, now in its second year, seeks to recognise those pubs who go the extra mile in support of charities and good causes. This year’s contest attracted close to 100 entries from pubs across the country, with an extremely high standard that gave judges a near-impossible task in whittling the field down to just eight finalists.
The winner of Charity Pub of the Year 2019 will be announced on November 19th at the PubAid 10th Anniversary Celebration in London. The finalists are;
- The Bull’s Head, Mobberley, Cheshire
- The Falkners Arms, Fleet, Hampshire
- The Fatling, Hornchurch, Essex
- The Front Page, Ballymena, Co. Antrim
- The Lion Brewery, Ash, Surrey
- The Rose of Mossley, Liverpool
- The Swan, Thornbury, Gloucestershire
- The White Horse, Quorn, Leicestershire
Judges, drawn from across the pub industry, considered not just the sums of money raised by entrants, but also their contribution to their local community. The finalists have supported hundreds of charities and good causes, from large national charities to local groups and individuals in need.
Co-founder of PubAid, Des O’Flanagan said: “We’re delighted with the response from pubs across the country and grateful to Matthew Clark, whose support makes these awards possible. The entries underline the incredible support provided by pub teams and customers for charities and good causes. Pubs in the UK raise £100 million every year for charity and contribute a further £40 million to grassroots sport, making them a powerful force for good in their local communities and wider society.”
David Philips, Managing Director of Matthew Clark, said: “Our thanks go to all the pubs who entered the Charity Pub of the Year awards. We’re proud to be involved with these awards and to recognise pubs across the country who give their own time and resources to support their local communities. We look forward to announcing the winner next month.”
Mike Wood, MP for Dudley South and Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Beer Group, said: “It has been truly humbling to learn about the amazing things that pubs do to support charities and local community groups. We look forward to welcoming the shortlisted pubs to a celebration of their fantastic achievements”.
Find out more about Charity Pub of the Year at the PubAid website. PubAid was formed in 2009 with the aim of highlighting the great work done by UK pubs, which includes raising more than £100m every year for hundreds of charities.