St Austell Brewery recognised in Publican Awards ceremonies

The business took home ‘Best Accommodation Operator’ at the Publican Awards on Wednesday evening – widely regarded as the pub industry ‘Oscars’.

With 44 pubs in its managed estate, St Austell Brewery has more than 500 rooms to offer in some of the South West’s most popular locations, from St Mary’s on the Isles of Scilly to Bath.

The business has invested millions in refurbishing its accommodation over the past four years.

Earlier this month, one of its biggest pub transformations to date – the Masons Arms in Branscombe, Devon – was named in the Sunday Times ‘100 Best Places to Stay in the UK’.

Other recent investments include the Harbour Inn in Porthleven and the Rising Sun in St Mawes.

 The Pier House in Charlestown, with 23 new-look bedrooms, is currently undergoing a full refurbishment and will be reopening this summer.

Kevin Georgel, chief executive, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have won a Publican Award for our accommodation offer.

“This recognises all the hard work and commitment from our operations team and wider support teams, as we strive to make our pubs the best they can possibly be while delivering great experiences for our guests. It’s been a huge team effort, and I couldn’t be more proud.

“We are lucky to operate pubs across the South West, one of the most beautiful regions in the UK. From coastal spots and rural escapes to city breaks, we have a wonderfully diverse estate.

“We are continuing to make significant investments into our pubs and our accommodation offer as it’s an extremely important part of our business. Providing the very best experiences we can for our guests, all year round, is right at the heart of that.”

The annual Publican Awards – organised by trade publication, the Morning Advertiser – sees leading figures from some of the biggest and best pub companies in Britain gather to celebrate excellence throughout the sector.

From family rooms to accommodation suited for couple retreats or dog-owners walking the South West coast, St Austell Brewery has rooms tailored for every guest at any time of the year.

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