Batemans annual Rewarding Success Awards recognise the hard work, dedication and commitment of all the people who run Batemans pubs.  Below is the full list of winners from the 2020 awards.

If you’d like to know how you can increase your chances of getting on the podium for next years’ awards, please contact Batemans Profit Partnership team on 01754 880317.

Publican of the Year

Joanne MacPhee and Christos Papadopoulos
The Plough Inn, Nettleham

For exceptional customer service, authentic Greek food , outstanding retail standards and in recognition of their amazing trading growth over the last five years…

Read ‘How to run an Award Winning Pub’ here

Sales Growth

Joanne MacPhee and Christos Papadopoulos
The Plough Inn, Nettleham

For un-precedented barrelage growth over the last five years, taking The Plough from 175 to 500 barrels per annum…

Mystery Visitor

Richard Mumford & Paddy Melaugh
The Bricklayers Arms, Old Leake

Mystery Visitors repeatedly praised the pub for excellent customer service and great value food…



Greatest Endeavour

Michael & Lynda Bradberry
The Woolpack Pub & Kitchen, Wainfleet

For earning the highest number of Endeavour points in 2019 , including 5* EHO rating , Good beer Guide entry , Trip advisor reviews and charity fund raising…



Floral Display & External Appearance (Rural)

Malcolm & Diane Gray
The Butcher and Beast, Heighington

The pub not only has outstanding floral displays to the front but a large well maintained beer garden with feature patio to the rear…

Runners up
2nd – Red Lion, Swaffham Prior – Stephen & Michele King
3rd – White Hart, Great Staughton – Hugh & Mary Cocker
Highly Commended – Five Bells, Butterwick – Darren & Patricia Squire

Floral Display & External Appearance (Urban)

Joanne MacPhee and Christos Papadopoulos
The Plough Inn, Nettleham

Located in the very centre of this village , the Plough has stunning floral displays all along the front and side walls which make the pub stand out among other buildings…

Runners up
2nd – Kings Arms, Norwich – Karen & Stephen Perllman
3rd – Kings Head, Horncastle – Joanne Buckland
Highly Commended – Coach & Horses, Boston – John O’Connor & Linda Webster

Joanne Buckland
The Kings Head, Horncastle

(Unable to attend the awards ceremony)

For generating an innovative winter external display using plants , shrubs and spruce trees , as well as seasonal pot plants internally…

Digital Marketing

Malcolm & Diane Gray
The Butcher and Beast, Heighington

For an eyecatching and functional website and regular facebook postings which actively engage with their customers…

Runners up
2nd – Carpenters Arms, Boston – Paul Clifton, Carolyn Clifton & Jan Riley
3rd – Red Lion, Revesby – Stephen Cross & Kerry Fussey
Highly Commended – Royal Oak, Mareham Le Fen – Kelsey Bacon

Charity Pub of the Year

Nigel & Mandy Bradbury
The Ship Inn, Chapel St Leonards

In their first year at the pub , Nigel and Mandy have strategically used charity events to generate local support including an incredible 24 hour fund raising day for Macmillan research  raising over £1600…

Runners up
2nd – Kings Arms, Boston – Paddy Melaugh & Richard Mumford
3rd – Woolpack, Louth – Billy O’Flynn
Highly Commended – Willoughby Arms, Willoughby – Tony & Wendy Chambers

Cellar Management

Carolyn Clifton
The Carpenters Arms, Boston

(Unable to attend the awards ceremony)

For a spotlessly clean cellar , excellent stock rotation methods and a growing reputation for exceedingly good Batemans cask ales…

Runners up
2nd – Kings Arms, Norwich – Karen & Stephen Perllman
3rd – Fairways, Rotherham – Jackie Elliott
Highly Commended – Woolpack, Louth – Billy O’Flynn

The Batemans ‘Profit Partnership’ Difference

Existing Batemans licensees and free trade customers, as well as publicans from outside the region who are looking for a new business, can all benefit from becoming a Profit Partner at an available Batemans pub.

Our Profit Partner tenancy agreement means that Batemans will not subject your pub to rent reviews or remove access to our Free Trade cash and carry pricing , no matter how successful the pub.

Find out about Profit Partnership >