The Bamburgh Castle Inn shortlisted for two national awards

July 2019

The Bamburgh Castle Inn is in the running to take two categories against some of the top establishments in the country in the hotly contested Great British Pub Awards 2019.

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Up for both the Best Inn and Best Freehouse categories, the awards drew hundreds of entries from pubs across the UK.

General manager Simon Lumsden said: “To be shortlisted for one award is amazing – but to be a finalist in two categories of The Great British Pub Awards is absolutely phenomenal!

“These are the pub awards for the people and are seen as the awards to win in the industry. Reaching the finals reflects an entire team effort here at The Bamburgh Castle Inn and our commitment to providing customers with a special place whether that’s to stay overnight, enjoy a pint and some quality home made pub fare – all in an environment and location that’s second to none.”

Fondly nicknamed “the Oscars of the Pub industry,” The Great British Pub Awards, run by leading trade magazine the Morning Advertiser, are the stand-out event for pub operators throughout the country.

The Bamburgh Castle Inn is no stranger to awards success. A previous North East England Tourism Awards Tourism Pub of the Year gold winner, the pub is part of The Inn Collection Group which was named Best Pub Employer (up to 500 employees) in the recent Publican Awards.

The Bamburgh Castle Inn faces stiff competition from finalists including The Aldwark Arms in York; Angel & Harlequin in Sheffield; Phoenix Arts Club in West London; The Bull in East Sussex; The Turks Head in Suffolk; Dukes, Sidmouth, Devon; Port Gaverne, Port Isaac, Cornwall; The Boot, Repton, Derbyshire; The Cartford Inn, Little Eccleston, Lancashire and The Devonshire Arms at Beeley, Derbyshire.

The awards ceremony takes place in London on September 5.

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