Cellar Keeper of the Year!

Peter Clements of The British Oak, Blackheath, one of the first pubs in the UK to have a website powered by the useyourlocal platform, has been awarded Cellar Keeper of the Year by Ei Publican Partnerships.

The Ei Awards are open to Publican Partnerships managers and bar staff across the Greater London division and are judged by a panel of experts. Ten regional winners were selected after a rigorous audit and assessment process before being further judged by Diageo quality executive Daniel Ramacraft. Peter was awarded the top prize, followed by Alon Atzmon, who runs the Landor Hotel, Stockwell, and Kiara Maher, who runs the George, in Eton.

The British Oak, managed by Peter and his wife Jan, is a traditional Victorian venue with wood panelling and exposed brick walls, which hosts many events including live music, open mic nights and a monthly quiz. And of course they offer an excellent drinks selection from their award-winning cellar including local beers and changing cask ales, as well as bottled craft beers & ciders, and range of fine wine.

Congratulations to Peter, Jan, and all their staff at The British Oak!

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Free Meal for Macmillan Nurses

Chef & Brewer pubs across the nation are offering free meals to Macmillan nurses & professionals throughout the month of January to thank them for all their hard work over the festive period.

Greene King, owners of the arm of country pubs, have a long standing partnership with the charity, raising vital funds for Macmillan to support people living with cancer. So far, employees and customers of Greene King have raised over £3.6million.

If you or someone you know are eligible to claim the offer then all you need to do is visit www.chefandbrewer.com/macmillan/ and fill out a quick form to recieve a voucher code and the complimentary meal is all yours!

To find a participating pub near you click here.

Terms & conditions
Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other deals on the menu. Offer is one free main meal selected from the mains section of the menu for one Macmillan professional. Promotion valid from 2nd January until 31st January inclusive during food service hours. Offer can only be redeemed at Chef and Brewer pubs. For a full list of pubs please visit http://www.chefandbrewer.com/find/pubs/. Proof of identity/Macmillan Nurses ID may be requested. Downloaded voucher can only be used once. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer or Greene King employee vouchers including friend & family vouchers. Offer subject to availability. We reserve the right to cancel, amend or withdraw this offer at any time. Promoter: Greene King Brewing and Retailing Limited, Ninth Avenue, Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, DE14 3JZ

 

Charles Wells Awards 2017

Congratulations to all the nominees and winners at last night’s Charles Wells Awards 2017. Lots of great pubs working hard to provide the best venues, services and goods to customers throughout the year. We’ll drink to that!

And the winners are…

The Headland, Northampton – Best Community Pub of the Year (Sponsored by Heineken)

The Olde Kings Arms, Hemel Hempstead – Best in Glass (Sponsored by Marston’s)

Tollemache Arms, Harrington – Best Promoted Pub (Sponsored by Weston’s Cider Mill)

The White Horse, Bedford – Best Drinks Innovation (Sponsored by Diageo)

The Yummy Collection – Best In-House Training (Sponsored by Coca-Cola)

The Moorings at Myton, Leamington Spa – Best Food Offer (Sponsored by Aspall)

The Somers Town Coffee House, Euston – Rising Star Award (Sponsored by Charles Wells)

The Anchor, Aspley Guise – Best Newcomer (Sponsored by Molson Coors)

The Oddfellows Arms, Harpenden – Best Kept Pub (Sponsored by Britvic)

Tollemache Arms, Harrington – Charlie’s Pub of the Year

Win £50 to Spend in Your Local!

Who fancies a couple of rounds, on us?

Every month throughout 2018 we will be selecting one lucky pub-lover to win £50 to spend in their local.

All you need to do is become a member of useyourlocal and follow your favourite pubs & bars and we’ll do the rest!

Click here for your chance to win.

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1. The prize draw (the “Prize Draw”) is open to people aged 18 and over who sign-up to the useyourlocal platform.
2. Employees or agencies of USEYOURLOCAL Ltd (UYL), or anyone else connected with the Prize Draw may not enter the Prize Draw.
3. Entrants into the Prize Draw shall be deemed to have accepted these Terms and Conditions.
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5. To enter the Prize Draw participants must join the useyourlocal.com platform by submitting their name and email address and ‘follow’ a minimum of one pub.  No purchase is necessary. If participants have any questions about how to enter or in connection with the Prize Draw, please e-mail us at [email protected].
6. Only one entry per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
7. UYL accepts no responsibility for entries that are lost, delayed, misdirected or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason. Proof of delivery of the entry is not proof of receipt by UYL.
8. The closing date of the Prize Draw is 23:59 on the second last day of each month.  Entries received outside this time period will be included in the following month’s draw.
9. One winner will be chosen from a random draw of entries received in accordance with these Terms and Conditions. The draw will be performed by a random computer process.  The first draw will take place on 28th February 2018 with subsequent draws taking place on the last day of each following month. The final draw will take place on 31st December 2018, totalling 11 Prize Draws.
10. The winner will receive a £50 cash prize, to spend at a pub or bar of their choice.
11. Useyourlocal.com accepts no responsibility for any costs associated with the prize and not specifically included in the prize.
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18. UYL shall use and take care of any personal information you supply to it as described in its privacy policy, and in accordance with data protection legislation. By entering the Prize Draw, you agree to the collection, retention, usage and distribution of your personal information in order to process and contact you about your Prize Draw entry, and for the purposes outlined in paragraph 14 above.
19. UYL accepts no responsibility for any damage, loss, liabilities, injury or disappointment incurred or suffered by you as a result of entering the Prize Draw or accepting the prize. UYL further disclaims liability for any injury or damage to your or any other person’s computer relating to or resulting from participation in or downloading any materials in connection with the Prize Draw. Nothing in these Terms and Conditions shall exclude the liability of UYL for death, personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of its negligence.
20. UYL reserves the right at any time and from time to time to modify or discontinue, temporarily or permanently, this Prize Draw with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including, without limitation, in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of UYL in all matters under its control is final and binding and no correspondence will be entered into.
21. UYL shall not be liable for any failure to comply with its obligations where the failure is caused by something outside its reasonable control. Such circumstances shall include, but not be limited to, weather conditions, fire, flood, hurricane, strike, industrial dispute, war, hostilities, political unrest, riots, civil commotion, inevitable accidents, supervening legislation or any other circumstances amounting to force majeure.
22. The Prize Draw will be governed by English law and entrants to the Prize Draw submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
23. Promoter: USEYOURLOCAL Ltd, i6 Charlotte Square, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4XF