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RECAP: Tourism Pub of the Year 2014

27th July 2015

Categories: NETA - news

Award: Tourism Pub of the Year 2014

Winner: The Bridge Tavern, Newcastle

Calling all beer lovers! We have the perfect place for your Friday nights... The Bridge Tavern, a brewpub and eatery located in a heart of Newcastle. It is situated directly under one of the most iconic landmarks in the region, The Tyne Bridge, giving visitors and locals an incredible view of the bridge and a comfortable al fresco drinking and dining space.

On opening, The Bridge Tavern became the city’s only working brewpub, with a fully operational 2 Hectolitre Microbrewery on public display. Their passion for beer makes them work tirelessly to produce small batch quality craft beers we all love. However, besides a great pint, visitors can also enjoy food pairings that sit together perfectly on the palette.

Committed to greater quality products, and driven by passion rather than spreadsheets, they set the bar up high -  leaving the local competition behind. North East Tourism Awards judges didn't oversee such dedication and honoured it with Tourism Pub of the Year Award 2014.

Inspired by their success, we decided to ask them a few questions about why they entered and how it has affected their business.

Why did you enter the North East England Tourism Awards 2014?

We entered because the NEETA are important and prestigious awards that celebrate the achievements of the region.

What did it feel like to win?

It felt great - there are many great pubs in our region so to be judged as the best pub in the region was a huge honour.

What impact has it had on your business?

A positive one - whilst we don’t boast about winning, the PR surrounding us winning the award was hugely positive.

In your opinion, how important are the North East England Tourism Awards?

Very important - we feel it is important to celebrate the rich diversity of our region.

Why do you think other businesses should apply?

Entering the awards is important even if you don’t win because during the application process it gives you the opportunity to fully audit all elements of your business. 

By Karolina Osmak

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