Pride of Hooky Award Winners Announced

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Hook Norton Brewery Celebrates Annual ‘Pride Of Hooky’ Awards

Hook Norton, the Cotswold Hills based brewery, celebrated the success of its tenants at its annual ‘Pride of Hooky’ awards.


Hook Norton has held these awards for over 30 years, and this year the ceremony was held at the brewery and attended by tenants, sponsors and company representatives. Prizes were given in nine categories, with each winner receiving gift vouchers, a plaque for their pub and a certificate to commemorate their success.


The winners were as follows:


Community Pub of the Year (Sponsored by Lester Land/Innsite)

Winner: Carol Wixey and Jamie Murray of Hare & Hounds, Wardington


Marketing Pub of the Year (Sponsored by Gallagher Heath/Heddleworths)

Winner: Susan Hilton of The Star Inn, Sulgrave


Pub Team Member of the Year (Sponsored by Westons Cider)

Winner: Emma Gardner, from the Red Lion, Steeple Aston


Food Champion (Sponsored by Heineken)

Winner: Susan Hilton, The Star Inn, Sulgrave


Best Exterior (Sponsored by Britvic)

Winner: John Wilsher, Queens Head, Sedgeberrow


Best Newcomer (Sponsored by Molson Coors)

Winner: Eric and Samantha Branton, Butchers Arms, Kings Sutton


Pub of the Year (Sponsored by Carlsberg)

Winner : Ian Payne and Annette Hegerty, from Eagle Tavern, Witney  


Beer Quality & Cellar Management Pub of the Year (Sponsored by Diageo)

Winner : Ian Payne and Annette Hegerty, from Eagle Tavern, Witney  


Customer Service Pub of the Year (Sponsored by: Silent Customer/W M Refrigeration)

Winner: Terence King from The Angel, Burford


James Clarke, Managing Director of Hook Norton Brewery comments: “It’s been a long tradition at Hook Norton to celebrate the achievement and dedication of our tenants with an annual awards ceremony, and this year was no different. It was a lively, fun occasion enjoyed by all and a great chance for us to demonstrate how much we appreciate their hard work.”