Two Bridport Establishments Celebrate Awards

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Published at 9:05am 13th July 2015.

The George Hotel and the Ropemakers in Bridport have been recognised by the Palmers Wine Pub of the Year Award

The George Hotel and the Ropemakers in Bridport have been recognised by the Palmers Wine Pub of the Year Award. The Hotel won the award, closely followed by the Ropemakers in second place out of 55 other pubs and inns.

Palmers Brewery Wine Pub of the Year Award recognises licensees who habe shown the greatest innovation and commitment to developing their wine offer. Palmers Tenanted Trade Director, Jayson Perfect said: "A pub's wine offer is now at the centre of any successful pub business."

Mr Perfect added: "The George is a fantastic example of a modern town centre premises that have developed their wine sales in conjunctionwith an excellent food offer whilst retaining a reputation as a cosmopolitan watering hole."

The licensees of the George Hotel, Julian Dove and Annette Beardsmore, said: "We are delighted to have won the first Palmers Wine Pub of the Year competition. As a team we have worked hard at growing and developing our wine sales alongside our food over the last 18 months."

John and Geraldine Baker, licensees of the Ropemaker, said: "Most of our staff have completed the Palmers Wine Appreciation course, off the back of this experience we completely revamped our wine list and our customers are really enjoying the new choices."