The NWTC Wins Treble at the National Pub & Bar Awards 2017
May 24th, 2017
The Botanist in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, has been named as the best pub in the UK, having secured the top accolade at last night’s National Pub & Bar Awards.
The venue, which was praised for its great food, interesting drinks and flawless service, was also one of 12 pubs to be announced as the best in their region.
Matt Bamber, operations director at The New World Trading Company comments: “When we took over the Sheffield site about 18 months ago, it was just a shell and it had been empty for quite a while. How could we make this special? For any venue upstairs, you have to have a wow factor – we’ve got that in Newcastle and definitely in Sheffield. People are coming back because they know it’s a special place, a little hideaway at the top of four flights of stairs.
“The team deliver every day, day in day out. All of our sites are all about the people – we look after our guys and they look after the guests. We develop them, we mentor them and coach them as much as we can.”
In addition to the national award, Rachel Doherty of The Botanist in Newcastle won the Outstanding Service Award, sponsored by Britvic. In London, the prize was taken by The Trading House, while in the North East it was The Botanist in Newcastle, marking a successful evening for The New World Trading Company.
Pub & Bar editor Tristan O’Hana. “Not only are The New World Trading Company’s teams trained to the highest of standards, but the food, drink and design across the group are also at the top level of on-trade excellence.”
Tristan continues: “During a time when social media holds such a vast amount of sway over customers, The Botanist’s look and produce is gold dust for the happy instagramers of this world. Pretty plates are just as likely to be snapped as the intricate touches that make up the bar’s design – guests practically market the venue themselves. When you have a service that has the ability to overshadow all of that, you know you’re dealing with the UK’s best.”