Bowland Beer Hall in Clitheroe has been announced as a winner at the 2019 SIBA Business Awards which were held at BeerX UK, the trade association’s flagship beer and brewing event in Liverpool.
The awards are designed to highlight the very best craft beer brewers, retailers, restaurants and pubs across the country.
The Bowland Beer Hall award is for UK’s Best Independent Craft Beer Rural Bar or Pub and recognises the businesses talent for supplying the best beer in the UK.
“The SIBA Business Awards 2019 represent our biggest competition ever, with a twenty five percent increase in entries on last year, which was in itself a record breaking year for the awards. What has been particularly impressive though was the standard and quality of entries, with judges having a really difficult task separating an over-achieving pack”, said Neil Walker, SIBA Business Awards Judges Chair.
“These really are the top craft beer businesses around, with those crowned overall winners at BeerX UK set to be acknowledged as the very best of the best.” Neil added.
Warren Bennett, MD Bowland Brewery, who collected the award along with the Bowland Brewery team said: “We are absolutely delighted with the award. Being recognised by our peers in the industry for the excellence both of the beer and the beer hall makes us all very proud. With 42 hand-pulls on the bar Bowland Beer Hall is a ‘temple to beer’ that attracts beer enthusiasts from near and far. Winning this award can only help us reach an even wider audience in the future.”
PHOTO: (left to right) Natalie Walsh, Andrew Warburton, Warren Bennett and Craig Hall