Britain's best beer retailers honoured at House of Commons

28 January, 2015

The country’s best beer retailers were honoured at the inaugural Celebrate British Beer Awards held at the House of Commons last night.

Leading industry names and MPs attended the OLN event to recognise the independent retailers that have made the biggest contributions to selling our national drink in their regions, along with the best supermarket and specialist chain.

The winners were voted for by over 500 industry experts, and the awards were presented by Carl Middleton, head of take-home at Marstons, and MPs Andrew Griffiths, Ken Clarke, Elfyn Llwyd, Paul Blomfield, Dr Philip Lee, Mark Lazarowicz and Sir Nick Harvey.

Rosie Davenport, editor at Off Licence News Editor, said: “Pubs do a great job promoting beer, but the swathes of great beer shops play just as important a role in enhancing consumers’ appreciation of quality products.  

“More people are drinking great beer at home than ever before and the businesses recognised at Off Licence News’ Celebrate British Beer Awards are dedicated to sourcing and selling interesting brews and supporting the UK’s vibrant brewing scene. “

List of winners



Company Name


Supermarket of the Year


Chain of the Year


Regional Retailer of the Year - London

Real Ale


Regional Retailer of the Year - North

Hop Hideout

South Yorkshire

Regional Retailer of the Year - South

Beer Emporium           


Regional Retailer of the Year - Midlands/East



Regional Retailer of the Year - Scotland

The Beer Hive            


Regional Retailer of the Year - Wales

Gwin Llŷn Wines

Gwynedd, Pwllhel

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