Masons Arms scoops national award

One of Bury St Edmunds pubs has received a prestigious award at the Greene King Pub Partners’ Night of Excellence Awards event, which was held in Stratford-upon-Avon on Monday 20th March.

The Masons Arms in Whitting Street was nominated by the suppliers and went on to win the prize of Beer Pub of The Year by suppliers based on range, quality and staff knowledge of products.

The Masons Arms were annouced as the winnners at the event in Stratford-upon-Avon – photo credit Samantha Wortley Masons Arms

Operations director Sean Driscoll said, “we reopened the new look Masons 10 years ago this week, to win this award this year is a testament to the amazing team that run it”.

More than 200 pubs and licensees from across the country entered the awards before the shortlist was whittled down to 30 finalists.

The full list of winners :

  • Beer Pub of the Year – the Masons Arms, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
  • Community Pub of the Year – the Stag at Lyndhurst, Hampshire
  • Entertainment Pub of the Year – the Hare & Hounds in Kings Heath, Birmingham
  • Food Pub of the Year – the Kings Arms, Haughley, Suffolk
  • Innovation Pub of the Year – the Shortlands Tavern, south London
  • Pub Garden of the Year – the Cricketers, Curdridge, Hampshire
  • Pub Investment of the Year – the East End Fox, Glasgow
  • Pub Team of the Year – the Stag at Lyndhurst, Hampshire
  • Spirit Pub of the Year – the Wine Vaults, Banbury, Oxfordshire
  • Sport Pub of the Year – the Royal Exchange, Haverhill, Suffolk
  • Pub of the Year – the Stag at Lyndhurst, Hampshire
  • Franchisee of the Year – Ray Irwin and Bonnie Tarleton, the Guy Earl of Warwick, Welling, south-east London
  • New Licensee of the Year – James Harris and Nicole Yeoh, the Green Man, Winchester, Hampshire
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Grant Chinnery, the Ship, Chelmsford, Essex
  • Further recognition was given to Tom Kerridge, for the excellent food offer and overall operation at the two Michelin-starred Hand & Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.
The trophy! – Photo Credit Masons Arms

The Masons Arms are part of the Metro Inns Suffolk group which runs 11 pubs throughout East Anglia.