Seafood Pub Company hailed food heroes for the second year

17 March 2016

A Lancashire food company with seven venues across the county is celebrating after receiving a prestigious industry award for the second consecutive year.

The Seafood Pub Company fought off strong competition from top brands across the country, including Cheshire Cat Pubs & Bars, Anglian Country Inns and McMullen’s Chicken and Grill to take the title of Best Food Offer for 2 – 50 Sites.  Impressing judges with the quality of its offer in conjunction with reasonable prices which has helped drive the popularity of the business across the North West region.

“We’re absolutely overwhelmed and delighted to be announced as winners in this category; it’s a huge honour and means the Seafood Pub Company is seen as a key contender in the industry,” said Joycelyn Neve, managing director.

“We’re no longer newbies, but serious food and drink operators committed to the sector and keen to offer the people of Lancashire and beyond quality food and excellent service.”

The Publican Awards are recognised as the biggest in the pub industry and celebrate the achievements of leading pub companies in a range of categories. The Best Food Offer is awarded to a company delivering a successful food offer across their estate with food a key part of the company’s total sales.

Joycelyn and her team received the award from comedian Michael McIntyre, at a glittering ceremony held at Battersea Evolution.  The evening consisted of a Guinness World Record attempt for beer tasting, entertainment from Sky and an exciting after party.

Antony Shirley, the group’s executive chef said, “Delivering excellent food is a huge part of our vision and ethos as a company; our menus and daily specials are constantly adapting and changing due to fresh ideas.

“We’re committed to using local, seasonal produce from a range of suppliers close to our hearts, and offering our customers a range of both classic and new, exciting dishes to choose from is really important.”

The Seafood Pub Company has a number of awards under its belt including its flagship venue the Assheton Arms named as the Country Dining Pub of the Year in 2014 and 2015.

Joycelyn has also recently been included in the 2016 edition of the NRB Top Fifty; a prestigious ‘Power List’ which celebrates the most important and influential hospitality operators in the North of England.  It is another huge industry achievement which adds to the Seafood Pub Company’s growing reputation as vital members of the hospitality industry.

She added, “Recognition such as this proves just how far we’ve come since opening our first site in 2011; the dedication and commitment of our staff is second to none, and we can’t thank them enough.  The future is looking bright, and we’ve lots of exciting plans in place.”


Picture shows: (L-R) Antony Shirley, Michael McIntyre and Joycelyn Neve

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