Brains Pub Awards

Brains Manager of the Year thumbnailThe manager of West Wales pub The Penwig has been named Brains' Manager of the Year. Mike Hockaday (pictured with his wife Chris and Chairman Christopher Brain), who runs the Newquay pub, collected the award plus a £5,000 cheque at an ceremony held in Cardiff.

Prizes of £1,000 were also handed out to the category winners. The Penhelig Arms in Aberdovey picked up the food pub of the year, the White Horse in Coychurch was named best community pub, the Aubrey in Bonvilston was rewarded for its customer service, and the title of bar person of the year was claimed by Lisa Psaila from the Grape and Olive in Cardiff.

Philip Lay, Retail Director at Brains explains: "The awards are all about celebrating the best pubs and people in our managed estate. It gives us the opportunity to thank truly outstanding staff who deliver superb customer experiences everyday."