Awards

S t Austell Family Group’s high standards and commitment to improvement are recognised by the regional, national, and international awards we've received not just as a company, but for our pubs, beers, and training programmes too.

Our company

St Austell Brewery has been crowned UK Regional Brewer of the Year at the Publicans’ Choice Awards on a number of occasions. The only awards voted for entirely by pub licensees across the UK, the Publicans’ Choice Awards are highly respected across the brewing trade, with publicans being asked to take into consideration branding, quality, support, and customer demand before making their final decision on their champions. View our full list of company awards here. 

Beers

We consistently put the West Country on the world stage. Both our St Austell and Bath Ales beer portfolios boast a glittered history of honours and global recognition.  

St Austell Brewery’s flagship beer, Tribute pale ale, is one of the region’s most famous beers and has scooped a variety of prestigious awards over the years, including ‘Regional Cask Ale of the Year’ at the Publicans' Suppliers Awards, ‘Best Bitter’ in the CAMRA Regional Champion Beer of Britain awards, and ‘Reader’s Choice’ by Food Magazine. 

In 2021, three of our beers took home gold at the International Beer Challenge (IBC); we were awarded seven accolades in total. The same year, our flagship lager, korev, was named best ‘International Small Pack Lager’ at the International Brewing Awards 2021 – known as the brewing industry ‘Oscars’; we took home three gold medals and one silver in all. View the full list of beer awards here

Pubs

We’re proud of the passionate pub teams across our managed and tenanted estates who regularly go above and beyond to deliver experiences that delight our guests. Their hard work is often recognised at industry awards both on a regional and national level.  

Most recently, Jason and Chris Black, our licensees at the Pityme Inn, Wadebridge, were named champions at the BII Licensee of the Year competition – widely regarded as the most rigorous and hard-fought award for individual licensee operators in the UK. Read more here. 

Elsewhere, our pubs consistently shine brightly at the South West Tourism Awards. The Pandora Inn, Restronguet Creek, won gold in 2021, with The Boathouse in Gillan earning bronze the same year. View our full list of pub awards here. 

People

We are committed to building on our rich history while creating a progressive, sustainable, and forward-looking business that’s fit for future generations to come. That’s why we invest in our people and nurture the existing talent across the company. 

We have the best interests of our talented people at heart and have earned recognition for the industry-leading training and career development schemes we provide.  

Our awards include Investors in People (IIP) Gold, Workplace Health Gold Award by Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Workplace Health, Best Career Progression at the Springboard Awards for Excellence, Business of the Year by the Western Morning News, and the Healthy Workplace Gold Award by Cornwall Council on five occasions. 

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