Master Cellarman of the Year 2016
The Master Cellarman Award is the exclusive award that ensures Fuller's pubs are paying precious attention to detail from the cellar to the glass, so that every pint served tastes as fresh as when it leaves the Griffin Brewery.
This year's competition has seen our judges travel across the country to visit managed and tenanted pubs alike, scrutinising the care our teams give to our pubs. Over 200 people have qualified for Master Cellarman status, but there can only be one Master Cellarman of the Year.
Master Cellarman 2016
This year's winner is Kim Rennie, of the Crystal Palace in Bath.
Kim was deemed our worthy winner by a judging panel that included our Head Brewer, John Keeling, as well as last year's winning licensee, Chris Conner, and beer writer Des de moor.
Kim, General manager of the Crystal Palace pub in Bath, said:
“I am absolutely delighted to win this award. This is the third year we have been in contention for this award, and I am so happy the hard work has paid off. My whole team works tirelessly and are dedicated to serving the best possible pints.”
Fellowship of The Master Cellarman Award 2016
This year's competition saw the inaugural winner of the Fellowship of The Master Cellarman of the Year crowned.
Angus McKean and Claire Morgan, of the Red Lion in Barnes, have been awarded the Fellowship in recognition of their consistent Master Cellarman status, as well as their record three Master Cellarman of the Year awards.
As part of their prize, they are invited to judge future Master Cellarman competitions. John Keelign said that:
“This special award is to recognise how much Angus and Claire do for Fuller’s and how much they do to promote the Master Cellaman competition. They are certainly a force to be reckoned with, not only a textbook example of best-practice, but the passion and flair they both have for their pub is something I very much admire.”
Russell Page Award
The Russell Page Award is given to a pub that shows exemplary quality and promotion of the Fuller's brand, culminating in an outstanding customer experience.
This year's winner is the Harp in Covent Garden. Recently crowned West London CAMRA's 'Pub of the Year' award, the Harp's success is "a testament to their dedication and passion in what they do. Their knowledge and understanding of beers is second-to-none and they know exactly how to showcase a wide range, so that when a customer walks into The Harp, they have an outstanding experience," according to John Keeling.
Previous Master Cellarman winners
2015 - Chris Conner and Ryan Coller, The Star, Petworth
2014 - Helen Wilson, Mad Bishop and Bear, Paddington Station
2013 - Angus McKean and Claire Morgan, Red Lion, Barnes
2012 - Bryan Walsh, Harpenden Arms, Harpenden
2011 - Jim and Laura Ross, The Swan Hotel, Staines
2010 - Jason and Karen Tinklin, The Star Tavern, Belgravia
2009 - Angus McKean and Claire Morgan, Red Lion, Barnes
2008 - Bryan Walsh, Harpenden Arms, Harpenden
2007 - Angus McKean, Red Lion, Barnes
2006 - Ben Bagguley, The Jugged Hare, Victoria
2005 - Trevor Gingeli, The Railway Tavern, Carshalton
2004 - Trevor Gingeli, The Railway Tavern, Carshalton
- Ray Taylor, The Holly Bush, St Albans
2003 - Trevor Gingeli, The Railway Tavern, Carshalton
2002 - Trevor Gingeli, The Railway Tavern, Carshalton
2001 - John Robinson, The Robin Hood, Tring
2000 - John Robinson, The Robin Hood, Tring
1999 - Glen Williams, The Prince Albert, Twickenham