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 six 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.

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The Cholmondely’s recognition

Awards

Winner Great British Pub Awards ‘Best Spirits Pub’ in the Northwest 2013

Winner Countryside Alliance ‘Local Food Award’ for the Northwest 2014

Winner ‘Cheshire Tourism Pub of the Year’ 2015/16

Winner Pub and Bar Magazine’s Best Pub in Cheshire 2017/18

Runner-up Cheshire Life Magazine’s Dining Pub of the Year 2017

Winner Pub and Bar Magazine’s Best Pub in the Northwest 2017/18

Cheshire Life Magazine’s Winner of Dining Pub of the Year 2018

Winner the Good Pub Guide’s ‘Gin Pub of the Year’ 2018/19

The Independent Britain’s Top 50 Dog Friendly Pubs 2018

Sunday Telegraph’s Britain’s 25 most Dog Friendly Pubs 2018

Finalist Best Pub in the UK Casual Dining Awards 2019

Winner the Good Pub Guide’s ‘Gin Pub of the Year’ 2019/20

Publications

Good Pub Guide 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Alistair Sawday’s Guide 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

AA Good Pub Guide  2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Michelin Good Food/Pub Guide. 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Sawday’s Dog Friendly Pubs and B&B’s

Good Guide to Dog Friendly Pubs and B&B’s

Inn Places Guide 2017/18

Britain’s Finest 2018

Slow Travel Guide to Cheshire 2018/2019

Company Recognition

Imbibe Magazine
‘Pub Personality of the Year 2018/19’ Our Owner Tim Bird
Inn Places Guide 2017

The Publican Awards

Finalist ‘Best Food Act in the UK’ 2018/19
Finalist ‘Best New Pub in the UK’ (With the Roebuck Inn) 2018/19
Winner ‘Best Food Act in the UK’ 2017/18
Finalist ‘Best Pub Company in the UK’ 2017/18
Finalist ‘Best New Pub in the UK’ (With the Fitzherbert Arms) 2017/18
Winner ‘Best Drinks Act in the UK’ 2016/17
Highly Commended ‘Best Food Act in the UK’ 2016/17

Good Pub Guide

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

Northern Bar and Restaurant Awards

Recognised in the Northern Top Fifty Companies 2017 by NRB
Recognised in the Northern Top Fifty Companies 2018 by NRB
Recognised in the Northern Top Fifty Companies 2019 by NRB

Casual Dining Awards

Finalist Pub Brand of the Year 2017
Finalist Pub Brand of the Year 2018
Finalist Employer of the Year 2019
Finalist Pub Operator of the Year 2019
Finalist Best Pub The Cholmondeley Arms 2019

Sustainable Restaurant Association

Two Star Sustainability Champion 2017/18