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Pub scoops top brewery award

PUB AWARD: Pictured, from left, Stuart Bateman, Maggy and Drew George from The Ship Inn, Chapel St Leonards.

PUB AWARD: Pictured, from left, Stuart Bateman, Maggy and Drew George from The Ship Inn, Chapel St Leonards.

Award winning publicans Drew and Maggy George have come up trumps again at a brewery’s contest to find the best at Bateman’s.

The couple are tenants of The Ship in at Chapel St Leonards, and are the worthy winners of the Lincolnshire brewery’s Publican of the Year award.

It was their hard work and dedication to the industry and their customers that made them stand out.

During their two decades of running a Bateman’s pub, they have previously received awards for their food quality, floral displays, customer service, cellar management, and beer quality, and this year also saw success in the Floral Rural Display category.

The award was presented to Drew and Maggy at the annual awards lunch held by Batemans at the Brewery’s Visitor Centre.

It aimed to reward the success and dedication of its tenants. Fifty publicans attended and awards were presented for a number of categories.

Maggy said: “I’ve worked with Batemans Brewery for 21 years and have run three of their pubs.

“I have had many happy times with the brewery and the Bateman family but this has to top it all. It’s great to be awarded for our hard work, and we look forward to continuing to run a successful Batemans pub for many more years to come.”

Stuart Bateman, managing director of Batemans Brewery, added: “We believe it’s really important to recognise the efforts of our tenants, particularly those who are as committed to the brewery as Drew and Maggy.

“They are very worthy winners, and a real part of the family – we are so proud of their success.”

Batemans is a family brewer. It has brewed beer in Wainfleet since 1874, and has almost 70 pubs in its estate, predominately based in Lincolnshire, Derbyshire Dales and Norfolk. Batemans brews five permanent cask beers, as well as a range of seasonal and speciality 
beers.

 

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