The Rewarding Success Awards recently took place at the brewery.

Stuart Bateman said, “The standards in all categories were exceptional this year, which is fitting for our 150th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, all attendees received a Limited Edition boxed bottle of Tradition with Ambition (7.8% ABV) beer and a Limited Edition boxed Batemans 5G Sparkling Wine. The highlight of the awards was the presentation to Tracy and Andy from the Red Cow in Fishtoft, who were also named Lincolnshire Pub of the Year by Lincolnshire Live. They will now advance to the national finals.”


Pub of the Year
Winner – Red Cow, Fishtoft – Tracy Johnson and Andy Hanger
Receiving the most votes from directors and members of staff.


Best Cellar – Kings Arms, Norwich – Steve and Karen Perllman
For the second year running , a clean tidy cellar with excellent organisation to keep up to 12 cask ales at a time in “best in glass” condition.

2nd  Carpenters Arms, Boston
3rd  Fairways, Rotherham


Urban Floral displays
Winner – Kings Arms, Norwich – Steve and Karen Perllman

A consistently high standard of hanging baskets , window boxes and wall troughs , with a stunning splash of colour in the rear courtyard.

2nd  Plough Inn, Nettleham
3rd  Kings Arms, Boston
Highly Commended – Champion, Norwich


Rural Floral Displays
Winner – Red Cow, Fishtoft – Tracy Johnson and Andy Hanger

Not only great hanging baskets and stunning planters , but also a well maintained beer garden and decking area.

2nd  Ladybower Inn
3rd  White Hart, Great Staughton
Highly Commended – Bricklayers Arms


Digital Marketing Pub
Winner – Dog and Bone, Lincoln – Dave and Sophie Densham

For regularly promoting events at the pub through several digital platforms.

2nd Red Cow, Fishtoft
3rd Carpenters Arms, Boston
Highly Commended – Victoria, Lincoln


Charity Pub of the Year
Winner – White Hart, Gt Staughton – Hugh and Mary Cocker

Raised over £10000 for local good causes in the last year , supporting    Cancer  and Motor Neurone disease charities   with regular events such as quiz nights , auctions , hog roasts and a fantasy football league.


Head Brewers Award – Kings Arms, Norwich – Steve and Karen Perllman
Buster awarded this to the pub which impressed him the most, involving beer quality, presentation, service, engagement with local community, atmosphere, how much he would like to return to this pub, and recommend to others … What Chris Jones would call “The Passion for Beer”.

Runners Up
Old Chequers, Croft
Carpenters Arms, Boston

Highly Commended
Fighting Cocks, Corby Glenn
Treaty of Commerce, Lincoln
Red Lion, Swaffham Prior
Red Lion, Revesby
Crown, Trunch
Waggon & Horses, York