Brewery ‘delighted’ at latest award


St Austell Brewery has been named the best pub accommodation provider in the UK.

The business took home ‘Best Accommodation Operator’ at the Publican Awards last week.

With 44 pubs in its managed estate, St Austell Brewery has over 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 iconic Pier House in Charlestown, with 23 new-look bedrooms, is currently undergoing a full refurbishment and will be reopening this summer.

Chief executive, Kevin Georgel, 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.”