Best beer off in the North!

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
Category Company Name Location
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

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