The Griffin Trophy
Fuller's prestigious Pub of the Year Competition
Every year, Fuller's searches its estate for the one pub that surpasses all others. The pub that takes customer expectation and sails past it with ease, the pub that is the envy of all others.
The Griffin Trophy celebrates the best of the best – it is the greatest accolade that can be bestowed upon a Fuller’s pub – and its people – since they are the heart and soul of our business.
With an estate stretching from Birmingham to Brighton and all places in-between, finding the best Fuller's pub is no mean feat, and being named the winner of The Griffin Trophy is an experience only a few will sample.
To be in with a chance of winning The Griffin Trophy, each pub MUST have:
• A wonderful atmosphere
• A licensee with real character
• Good financial performance
• Demonstrated originality and entrepreneurialism
• Evident great teamwork and well motivated people
• Evidence of marketing to customers and provided great customer experiences
• Consistently high standards in ALL areas
• Attained Fuller’s Master Cellarman status
The 2010 winners of the fabulous old trophy were Sarah and Michael Edom from The Old House at Home in Romsey, Hants. Victory was a welcome reminder for Sarah as she is the first person to win the trophy at two different pubs, having triumphed in 1996 while at The Hogarth in Teddington.
As well as having all the values required above, The Old House at Home is a quality pub which delivers excellent service, quality ales, excellent home-cooked food and fine wines. Sarah and Michael deliver all this in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Back in January 2010, during the snow storms the pub provided temporary beds for motorists stranded on the A3, cementing their place at the heart of the community.
Fuller's is delighted to have The Old House at Home in our estate, and incredibly proud to call it our Griffin Trophy Winner 2010.