The White Buck Inn, Burley wins Fuller’s Best Hotel/Inn award

The White Buck Inn, Burley wins Fuller’s Best Hotel/Inn award

Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C., the London brewer and premium pub company, is delighted to announce that The White Buck Inn, Burley, Hampshire has been named winner of the Best Hotel/Inn category in the Company’s annual pub of the year contest, The Griffin Trophy. The pub is managed by Martin Sliva.

The result was announced at a ceremony held in the Board Room at the Company's world-famous Griffin Brewery in Chiswick on Tuesday, November 3, 2015.

The Griffin Trophy awards recognise the efforts and achievements of the Company's top managers and tenants in five categories, Outstanding Achievement, Best City/London Pub, Best Hotel/Inn, Best Town/Local Pub, and Best Country/Village Pub.

Presenting the award to Martin Sliva, General Manager of The White Buck Inn, Fuller’s Chairman, Michael Turner said: "The White Buck Inn is in the heart of the New Forest, boasting stylish boutique bedrooms providing some of the finest accommodation in this area of stunning natural beauty.

“I’m delighted to be handing Martin this very well-deserved award, the pub has thrived since he joined last year. He has truly lifted the business, building a strong team and frequently receiving excellent reviews for the pub’s food and service. His commitment and hard work is undisputed. 

Martin Sliva, General Manager of The White Buck Inn, added: “We’ve had a great year here at The White Buck and this award really puts the icing on the cake. In the last 12 months we’ve really been concentrating on making sure all our customers have a fantastic experience whether they join us for a night’s stay, a family meal or just a quick drink and I hope we’ve succeeded. I have an incredible team at The White Buck and the recognition from Fuller’s is down to them.

“I’d like to thank all our customers for supporting us this year and we look forward to celebrating this win with them.”

The prize for winning the category comprises a £2,000 holiday, a staff party and an engraved plaque for the pub.


For further information please contact the press office:
Georgina Wald   020 8996 2198 [email protected] 
Joanne Steward 020 8996 2135 [email protected] 

Picture captions:
General Manager of The White Buck Inn, Martine Sliva, receives his award for Fuller’s Best Hotel/Inn from Fuller’s Chairman, Michael Turner.

Notes to Editor
The Griffin Trophy Winner 2015
The Rising Sun, Iping Road, Milland, Liphook, Hampshire GU30 7NA

Outstanding Achievement category
Winner: The Distillers, 64 Fulham Palace Road, London, W6 9PH
Runner-up: The Royal Oak, 128 Worton Road, Isleworth, Middlesex, TW7 6EP
Runner-up: The Frog and Wicket, The Green, Eversley Cross, Hants, Hook RG27 0NS

Best City/London Pub category
Winner: The Tokenhouse, 4 Moorgate, London EC2R 6DA
Runner-up: The Admiralty, 66 Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 5DS

Best Town/Local Pub category
Winner: The Three Horseshoes, Shepperton Road, Staines, Surrey TW18 1SE 
Runner-up: The Paper Mill, Stationers Place, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire HP3 9RH
Runner-up: The Griffin, Brook Road, Brentford, Middlesex TW8 0NP

Best Country/Village Pub category
Winner: The Rising Sun, Iping Road, Liphook, Hampshire, GU30 7NA
Runner-up: The Grove Lock, Grove, Leighton Buzzard, Bedford LU7 0QU

Best Hotel/Inn category
Winner: The White Buck Inn, Bisterne Close, Hampshire, Burley BH24 4AZ
Runner-up: The Princess Royal, Guildford Road, Runfold, Farnham, Surrey GU10 1NX

Fuller, Smith and Turner P.L.C. is an independent traditional family brewer founded in 1845 and is based at the historic Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London, where brewing has taken place continuously since 1654. The Company runs 188 Managed Pubs and Hotels and 203 Tenanted pubs, with a focus on outstanding cask ale, great wine, exemplary service and delicious fresh, home-cooked food. The Company also has 651 boutique bedrooms in its Managed estate and owns a 51% share of The Stable, a craft cider and pizza restaurant business with nine sites.  Fuller’s pub estate stretches from Brighton to Birmingham and from Portishead to the Greenwich Peninsula, including 171 locations within the M25.

The Fuller’s Beer Company brews a portfolio of premium beers including London Pride, ESB, Organic Honey Dew and Frontier Craft Lager. In June 2013, the Company acquired Cornish Orchards, a craft cider maker producing a range of award-winning ciders and premium soft drinks. Fuller’s is also the UK distributor for Sierra Nevada, the premier US craft beer.