The country’s best beer retailers were honoured at the inaugural Celebrate British Beer Awards held at the House of Commons last night.
Leading industry names and MPs attended the event organised by trade magazine Off Licence News to recognise the retailers both big and small making the biggest contribution to selling our national drink.
The awards singled out the top independent beer shops from across the UK – along with the best national drinks chain and supermarket.
The winners were voted for by over 500 industry experts.
Rosie Davenport, Editor at Off Licence News Editor, said: “Pubs do a great job promoting beer, but the swathes of great beer shops play just as important a role in enhancing consumers’ appreciation.
More people are drinking great beer at home than ever before and the businesses recognised at Off Licence News’ Celebrate British Beer Awards are dedicated to sourcing and selling interesting brews and supporting the UK’s vibrant brewing scene. “
List of winners
|Supermarket of the Year||Waitrose|
|Chain of the Year||Oddbins|
|Regional Retailer of the Year – London||Real Ale||Twickenham|
|Regional Retailer of the Year – North||Hop Hideout||South Yorkshire|
|Regional Retailer of the Year – South||Beer Emporium||Bristol|
|Regional Retailer of the Year – Midlands/East||Hopology||Nottingham|
|Regional Retailer of the Year – Scotland||The Beer Hive||Edinburgh|
|Regional Retailer of the Year – Wales||Gwin Llŷn Wines||Gwynedd, Pwllhel|