The team at Champs Sports Bar is celebrating again after being shortlisted as a national finalist in the Great British Pub Awards for the third year running.
Licensee Danny Grayson has been recognized as one of only six finalists in the Best Sports Bar categories and will go on to compete in the national awards which take place in London in September.
Champs Sports Bar is the only sports bar that has been recognized in the North of England with the other 5 finalist coming from Wales, London and the Midlands.
Champs on Ecclesall Road opened in August 2012 following a £500,000 joint investment with Punch Taverns, which transformed the former Pomona into a cool and contemporary sports bar. With 31 large TV screens showing high profile sports all day every day, from Premiership football matches to horse racing and superbikes, Champs is a sports lover’s dream.
The modern and welcoming interior, complete with a wide range of sporting memorabilia including a full-size motorbike gives it a real edge over other venues.
Danny said: “I could see the potential with Champs and its history on Ecclesall Road dating back to 1996, Champs Sports Bar taps into our fascination with sports and thanks to a creative approach and a focus on standards, we’ve created a winning concept.”
The sports interior is complemented with a strong food and drink offer, based on good quality and value for money. With a striking American grill theme, the menu includes favourites from ribs and burgers to pizzas. All of the bar’s food is from local suppliers and cooked fresh on the premises.
Commenting on the recognition, Danny said: “The team have worked extremely hard to create this successful venue. It’s not just about the sports; it’s about the staff, all of whom are highly motivated and passionate about customer care and it’s all about excellent customer service too.”