PubAid's Charity Pub of the Year competition, sponsored by Matthew Clark, celebrates the £100m that pubs raise for charity every year.


The Rose of Mossley is run by landlady Mari Woods who has been at the Greene King pub for 30 years, in that time raising over £250,000.

The money has gone to local charities, selected from nominations via the local community, but there has been hands on help as well - from lonely pensioners invited for Christmas dinner to helping the homeless find a home, to the regular Thursday Club - a social club for adults with disabilities and learning difficulties, which is held at the pub.

Matthew Clark marketing director Richard Hayhoe said: "The Rose of Mossley shows how a pub can make a huge, positive difference to the lives of people in its local area. Mari and her team work tirelessly to keep the pub at the heart of its community, offering financial, practical and emotional help to local charities, groups and individuals.

"We're delighted to name The Rose of Mossley as our Charity Pub of the Year 2019."


Charity pub groups shot


The Charity Pub of the Year competition ran for the second time this year, attracting over 100 entries. Eight pubs, including the Rose of Mossley, made the final list. They were:


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

This year PubAid celebrated its 10th anniversary and raising £1bn for charity.