Aspley Guise pub The Anchor has been shortlisted as a national finalist in the Great British Pub Awards 2017.
The Great British Pub Awards celebrate the achievements of the best pubs in the business with The Anchor selected as a finalist in the Best Turnaround Pub category.
The Anchor has already gone through two rounds of rigorous judging to reach the final will now battle it out against five other pubs from around the UK to try and take the category title.
The next stage of the judging process is to be visited by expert judges who will see the pub in action, probe the pub’s team further about the business and sample the pub’s food and drink offer.
Winners will be announced at a glittering awards ceremony, hosted by pub trade newspaper the Morning Advertiser who organise the awards, on Thursday, 7 September at London’s Hilton Hotel on Park Lane.
Ed Bedington, editor of the Morning Advertiser, says: “This is one of the most rigorous judging processes in the pub sector. Congratulations to The Anchor on getting through to the third round.”
Greg Knox, general manager of The Anchor says: “We are so excited to have made it to the national final of these prestigious awards. We are really proud of what we have achieved since opening and are delighted that the judges were also impressed with what we do.”
He adds: “We are so grateful to local people for the support they have given us and look forward to driving the business even further forward in the next year.”