The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has revealed the best pub designs across Britain, which includes the 'longest bar in Britain', a 1930s neo-Georgian roadhouse, a former Victorian coffeehouse and a new build pub.
Overall winner: The Fitzroy Tavern in Fitzrovia, London
We've meticulously restored the Fitzroy Tavern. It has just reopened and is looking incredible pic.twitter.com/G5GJwDFosQ— Samuel Smith Brewery (@samsmithsbeer) October 7, 2016
This Sam Smiths pub was restored to its former Victorian era glory, with the pubco returning it to a 1897 look, installing new partitions and wrought-iron pub signs. The surviving tiling was restored and new wallpaper and repro carpets were also chosen.
The Greenwood in Northolt, Middlesex
This is a historic high street landmark that has taken home the conservation award.
CAMRA awarded this pub due to the "sympathetic conservation work executed at this pub (which) shows how subtlety and respect can often achieve more than big-budget transformation".
The Sail Loft in Greenwich
This pub took the new build award for its "tasteful display of modern design, setting a wonderful example of 'how to do it well' with floor-to-ceiling glazing, finishes of decent quality, a well-crafted island servery and very pleasant seating", CAMRA said.
The Bowland Beer Hall in Clitheroe
This pub took home the "conversion to pub use" award after it was converted from a former textile mill by local architect Charles Stanton. It claims to have the longest bar in Britain and is part of a larger regeneration scheme, which includes a food hall with regional produce, and plans for a gym and hotel.
Sean Murphy, CAMRA's pub design awards coordinator, said: "Our 2017 winners celebrate an enormously wide variety of building styles and contexts - from a modern new build to a historic high street landmark, from a textile mill conversion to a Victorian restoration.
"The sheer diversity of these winners, and their evident commercial success, shows just how vibrant a pub can be – and what an agent of regeneration it can provide – if treated with respect and sensitivity for both building and clientele."