Finalists in PubAid’s charity pub of the year competition

PubAid celebrated its tenth anniversary and an estimated £1 billion raised by pubs for charity at a celebration in London.

It also unveiled the winner of the charity pub of the year award, sponsored by Matthew Clark.

Around 100 PubAid supporters, from brewers, pub companies, suppliers, media, and charities, as well as eight charity pub of the year finalists, gathered on the Tattershall Castle, on the Thames.

PubAid co-founder, Des O’Flanagan, said: “In the decade since we started PubAid, pubs have raised an estimated £1 billion for hundreds of charities and local causes.

“They are also providing a lifeline to grassroots sport, with financial and in-kind support worth an estimated £40m a year.”

The Rose, in Mossley, Liverpool, was named charity pub of the year. Landlady Mari Woods has been at the Greene King tenancy for 30 years, raising an estimated £250,000 in that time for many local charities and good causes, and offering hands-on help to individuals in need in the community. 

Mari is supported by the Friends of the Rose of Mossley, a group of regulars who help to organise fundraising events. Beneficiary charities are selected based on nominations from the local community, via the pub’s Facebook page.

The other seven finalists were:

  • The Bull’s Head, Mobberley, Cheshire
  • The Falkners Arms, Fleet, Hampshire
  • The Fatling, Hornchurch, Essex
  • The Front Page, Ballymena, County Antrim
  • The Lion Brewery, Ash, Surrey
  • The Swan, Thornbury, Gloucestershire
  • The White Horse, Quorn, Leicestershire

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