Pictured at the Publican Awards (left to right) are: Rob Beckett, host; John Foots, Camerons’ financial director; Kieran Cant, general manager, The Head of Steam, Park Row; Chris Soley, Camerons’ director and general manager; David Scott, Camerons’ head of managed estate; and Mark Connor, Camerons’ operations manager.
Opening in September 2019, Park Row is the 16th bar in Camerons’ The Head of Steam portfolio, forming part of the brewer’s growing retail estate.
It offers a wide selection of rotating cask and craft beers alongside a premium range of wines, spirits, and soft drinks. The venue also serves a diverse range of food, with 40% of the options vegan friendly, and includes an experiential gaming area with two shuffleboards and retro arcade machines. Live music and beer tasting events are also a key component to the business.
Chris Soley, director and general manager at Camerons, said: “It is hard to express how happy we are to have won this award. We were delighted to have been nominated for this, but we are over the moon to have actually won! Considering the competition we were up against, it is a fantastic achievement. We are very proud of this venue and the feedback we have had from consumers has been incredible so far.
“The Publican Awards are our industry’s version of the Oscars, so to have come away with the award is an extremely satisfying moment. I would like to acknowledge the hard work of David [Scott] and his operations team, plus the support of everyone at Camerons who have all helped to make this venue a huge success. I would also like to thank to our bankers, HSBC, for their continued support in providing us with the necessary funding to roll out these award-winning outlets.”