White Lion, Heeley

The White Lion in Heeley, Sheffield has been chosen as the Regional Finalist (Yorkshire, The North East and Scotland) for the Great British Pub Awards 2014, a prestigious annual event that takes place nationally.

Following recognition as the only pub from Yorkshire selected as a finalist for the Best Entertainment category, The White Lion will be heading to the Hilton Hotel, Park Lane in London on Thursday 11th September to attend the awards ceremony and battle it out with the 5 other region winners for the acclaimed award of being the UK’s number #1 pub.

Danny Grayson, multi-site operator and owner of both The White Lion and Champs, said: “This is fantastic news for Yorkshire and I am delighted to see the work put in by myself, my managers Martin and Linda Allen and Punch Taverns has been recognised at a national level. Thanks are due to the performers and customers who have supported us, helping to keep music live – we’re absolutely thrilled by the award”.

The White Lion, with a great selection of real ale and fine malt whisky, has a
diverse range of live music all week round and all events are free.

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Andy Cullen

About Andy Cullen

Andy has been actively involved in CAMRA since the early 2000s after being recruited to sit on a National Younger Members Task Group. Since then he has held roles on the branch committee including Secretary, Membership Secretary, Magazine Editor, Chair and now Social Secretary. Andy has also been involved with the Steel City Beer & Cider Festival almost every year since becoming active in the branch.

1 comment

  1. The White Lion should NOT be considered for any award recognising its qualities. There is no disabled access to this pub, and no effort has been made to make it so. Pubs should welcome all members of the community regardless of race, gender, sexuality, disability or age (18+). Discrimination on the grounds of any of the other categories would not be tolerated in 2014 but pubs like The White Lion does not even consider making any reasonable changes (under DDA legislation). Some pubs hide behind the heritage tag to avoid making even basic changes to its premises. Look at the example of The Fat Cat in Kelham Island as to provide good access even with premises of restricted size.

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