Fuller’s has announced that its Parcel Yard pub, at King’s Cross, London, has won the Griffin Trophy as the brewer’s pub of the year.
The result was announced at a ceremony held in the famous Griffin Brewery, Chiswick, on Tuesday. The Griffin Trophy awards recognise the efforts and achievements of the company’s top managers and licensees across four categories: outstanding achievement, best city pub, best town/local pub and best country/village pub.
Fuller’s chairman Michael Turner (left), with assistant manager Barbara Szpyra and manager Nick Cameron of The Parcel Yard
Presenting the historic trophy to the manager of The Parcel Yard, Nick Cameron, Fuller’s chairman, Michael Turner, said: “I am delighted to be presenting the Griffin Trophy to Nick and the team at The Parcel Yard. Nick has done a great job running the station pub since it opened in March 2012. The Parcel Yard is Fuller’s largest pub, with a 10,000 square foot site overlooking the platforms in a grade I listed area of the original station building.
“The Parcel Yard is a modern station pub, but has retained some fantastic original features from its time as a parcel sorting office. A double-height atrium gives an airy feel to what was once storage for mail freight arriving through King’s Cross.
“The staff at the pub are very good ambassadors for the company, in this high-profile site with so many visitors. Although the pub is still very young, it has received countless accolades and plenty of publicity, including a royal visit from Prince Charles.
“Nick keeps an exceptional bar as well as running a fantastic kitchen, so if you’re looking for a top-quality range of beers and wines this is certainly a place to seek out.”
Nick said: “I’m almost speechless; I didn’t think this was even possible. I am working in a wonderful, wonderful pub, with an incredible team, who have wholeheartedly helped me to achieve this award.
“I’d like to share this award with all of my team, past and present, for helping me make The Parcel Yard the award-winning pub it is today.”
The Parcel Yard scooped the top prize ahead of 383 other pubs that Fuller’s runs, located across much of the south of England. The prize for the winning pub comprises a £5,000 holiday, staff party, engraved plaque and the coveted Griffin Trophy itself. As the winner, Nick will also be invited to help judge the competition in 2014.
This blog post is no originally by Wobbly Wallet but appeared on Beer Today http://beertoday.co.uk/parcel-yard-griffin-trophy-1013/