Awards & Publications

Owners Tim Bird and Mary Mclaughlin

Owners Tim Bird and Mary Mclaughlin

We are very honoured, proud and in some cases humble to have been recognised by some of the most important people and publications in our industry. We thank our entire team for working so hard to help us build our pubs and inns in to award winning places and we share all these accolades with them both past and present. We thank our loyal customers for supporting us with such enthusiasm and of course all our suppliers for helping us deliver quality and differentiation to all consistently.

Our seven pubs were either closed down or simply ‘lost causes’ and now they shine brightly for all to enjoy. We do not consider ourselves to be a ‘pub chain’ …….we have always set out to create individual pubs and Inns that offer character and atmosphere with differentiated food and drinks in each. Our people are like family and our pubs celebrate individualism…..that is what makes us special.

Company Recognition

Publican Awards 2017

Winner ‘Best Food Offering in the UK’

Finalist Best Pub Company in the U.K. 2017

Casual Dining Awards 2017

Finalist of the Casual Dining Pub Brand of the Year 2017

Northern Bar and Restaurant Awards 2017

Recognised in the Northern Top Fifty Companies 2017 by NRB

Good Pub Guide 2016/17

Winner ‘Best Pub Group in the UK’ 2016/17

Publican Awards 2016

Winner ‘Best Drinks Act in the UK’

Highly Commended ‘Best Food Act in the UK’

Sustainable Restaurant Association

Two Star Sustainability Champion 2015/16


Bull’s Head, Mobberley (opened May 2010)


Winner Great British Pub Awards Best Turnaround Pub in the Northwest 2011

Highly Commended MA250 Best ‘Turnaround Pub in the UK’ 2011/12

Highly Commended CA Best Local Food Award in the Northwest 2012

Runner-up Cheshire Life Magazine’s Dining Pub of the Year 2012

Winner Alistair Sawday’s Authentic Pub of the Year 2013/14

Finalist at the Eat, Drink and Sleep Awards Best Pub in South Manchester/Cheshire 2015

Finalist at the Eat, Drink and Sleep Awards Best Pub in South Manchester/Cheshire 2017


good-beer-guide-1Good Pub Guide 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Good Beer Guide 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Alistair Sawday’s Guide 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16, 2016/17

AA Good Pub Guide 2015, 2016, 2017

Sawday’s Dog Friendly Pubs

Good Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs

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