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best bar 2014
We were delighted to win Best Bar 2014 as voted for by our customers and readers of our local Bury Free Press.
Rob Willock, editor of the Publican’s Morning Advertiser, said: “David, Roxane and their team at The One Bull thoroughly deserve the title of Best Wine Pub 2014. The judges were really impressed with the range and quality of wines served at the pub and their innovative approach to marketing wine to customers. The Great British Pub Awards celebrate the cream of the crop in the pub trade and the winners should serve as an inspiration to pubs throughout the country.”
We have been selected as the Best Wine Pub in the East Anglia & East Midlands region. We were also highly commended in the national Best Wine Pub award.
The awards are organised by leading pub industry magazine, the Publican’s Morning Advertiser. Editor Rob Willock said 'The pub offers more than 40 wines, all of which are available by the glass. The owners are passionate about wine and have created a wonderful list which offers a selection of old favourites, combined with some more unusual and quirky wines.Staff are also trained to a high level which enables them to offer advice to customers when choosing their wine.'
"This large town pub backs onto the historic Abbey Gardens. The pub dates from the 1480's and was previously known as The Bull... It has recently been modernised and now consists of an open plan interior with large bar, lounge and restaurant areas. Real ales include beers from Adnams..and (owner's correction) Brewshed. A comprehensive menu both lunchtimes and evenings with locally sourced ingredients."
pub wine list of the year 2011
Having won the pub wine list of the year award in 2010, we were delighted to be included in the shortlist of just 35 nationwide for the 2011 awards (awards are made in 8 different categories).
We went to the awards ceremony on Tuesday 13th September and whilst it wasn't our night to win, we had a fantastic time.
Here are the judge's comments on our wine list:
"Winner of last year’s 'Best Pub List' is back – and why not? Fifty wines is a bijou selection, but perfect for a town-centre gastropub. Everything but fizz and fortified is available by the glass – at excellent prices and handily separated out by style, not country. In a great touch, each stylistic group is available as a wine flight."
pub wine list of the year 2010
We were very excited to be shortlisted for on-trade drinks magazine Imbibe’s first annual Wine List of the Year awards in 2010.
We went to the awards ceremony in London on Tuesday 14th September and are delighted to tell you that we won the award for Pub Wine List of the Year. When presenting the award, Imbibe’s editor, Chris Losh, complimented us for the way in which our list is presented (by style rather than by country) and for the wine flights that we offer.
Here are the judges comments on our wine list:
"So many pub wine lists are ugly, feculent things, that when our judges found this one there was something of a collective Hallelujah Chorus. Back in the first round of judging, Christine Parkinson said that if she went into a pub and found a list like this, she’d be ‘overjoyed’, and these sentiments were echoed again this time around.
With just over 50 ‘standard’ wines on the list and ten ‘fine wines’, it’s impressively compact. But within that it offers excellent choice, with every single wine available in serves of 125ml, 175ml and 250ml as well as by the bottle.
The wines on the list are split up into six helpful stylistic groups, such as ‘dry, crisp, fresh’ or ‘full-flavoured, full, big’ which in itself is impressive, particularly for the pub’s likely customers. But in a real point-scoring extra, the pub also offers ‘tasting flights’ for each section. The idea here is that customers can try 50ml samples of all six of the ‘aromatic and herbaceous’ whites, for instance, for £9.
‘It’s encouraging you to taste all the wines – it works really well,’ said Stuart Alder.
Many fussier, fancier wine lists with serious pretensions could learn from the clear, easy-to-navigate way in which The One Bull lays out its compact, but eminently well-targeted selection."
We received an Open Table Diner's Choice Award in 2010.