These are Fuller’s best pubs for 2018


The results are in and Fuller’s best pubs for 2018 have been revealed.

The Griffin Trophy is our annual award, recognising the best Fuller's pubs for the year.

Competing against an estate of over 400 pubs across Fuller’s managed and tenanted estate, pubs vie for four categories: Outstanding Achievement, Best City/London Pub, Best Hotel/Inn, Best Town/Local Pub and Best Country/Village Pub.

The awards recognise and reward Fuller’s licensees, as well as their Operations/Business Development Managers. The winners show the highest standards including serving incredible drinks and delicious food with outstanding customer service.

The finalists of each category were visited by Fuller’s Chairman Michael Turner, Chief Executive Simon Emeny, and Corporate Affairs Director Richard Fuller, for the final round of judging.

The licensees of each of the shortlisted pubs were hosted at an award ceremony in the Board Room at Griffin Brewery in Chiswick on 8 November.

The winner of The Griffin Trophy for 2018 is:

The Drayton Court, Ealing 

The Drayton Court in Ealing is officially Fuller’s pub of the year for 2018. The pub also won its category of Best Hotel/Inn for 2018. To find out more, visit their website:


The Best City/London Pub for 2018: 

Winner: The Red Lion, Barnes. 

Runners-up: The George IV, Chiswick, and The Bell and Crown, Stand-on-the-green.

Best Town/Local Pub for 2018:

Winner: The Cabbage Patch, Twickenham. 

Runner-up: The Grand Central, Brighton.

Best Country/Village Pub for 2018:

Winner: The Fox and Hounds, Lyndhurst. 

Runner-up: The Miner's Arms, Funtley.

Best Hotel/Inn for 2018:

Winner: The Drayton Court, Ealing. 

Runner-up: The Wykenham Arms, Winchester.

Michael Turner, Chairman of the Judges said: "The Griffin Trophy is the most prestigious award in the Fuller's Inns Calendar. Many congratulations to all those that were in the final. 

“Each year it becomes increasingly hard to choose the best of the best, as the quality of service, food and ambiance get raised to new levels."


Have you been to any of Fuller’s best pubs for 2018 yet?

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