‘Oswestry Pub Scene Awards’ was set up by Kieran Sperring the founder of Oswestry Pub Scene, a popular Facebook/Instagram page which celebrates the current local pub scene and to reminisce about the town’s lost pubs.

The Oswestry Pub Scene Awards are voted by the general public and helps recognise greatness across a wide range of categories from Best Food to Best Pub for Watching Sport. The competition hopes to showcase the amazing pubs we have in the centre of Oswestry, that are definitely worth a visit.

The 2021 awards have been a huge success with just over 500 votes being counted for each category.

2021 Winners:

Best Pub: The Bailey Head

Best Landlord/Landlady: The Oak

Best Cocktail/Wine Bar: Knock & Snitch

Friendliest Staff: The Bailey Head

Best Atmosphere: The Bailey Head

Best Live Music Venue: The Fox Inn

Best Pub to Watch Sport: The Black Lion

Best Beer Garden: The Oak

Best Food: Townhouse

Best Sunday Roast: The Griffin Inn

For more information visit: www.oswestrypubscene.co.uk

Pub Statements:

Gary & Carol from The Griffin Inn:

“We are delighted to receive this award from our customers recognising the staff for all their hard work through these difficult times. We try to buy all our stock from local suppliers, who give a fantastic service and excellent quality produce.”

James & Lexi from The Oak:

“We are so pleased to hear we have been awarded with the ‘Best Landlord/Landlady’ and ‘Best Beer Garden’ awards. We have run The Oak for around 10 years now and have loved every minute thanks to our fantastic customers and staff. We are thrilled to know that our efforts renovating our beer garden during the first lockdown are appreciated – we are very proud of our little sun trap and love seeing it bustling in the summer months. Thank you to everyone who voted for us!”

Terry from The Black Lion:

“Thank you to all our customers for voting for us as the ‘Best Pub to Watch Sport’ award it really is appreciated. We look forward to seeing old and new customers in the new year!”

Ollie from Townhouse:

“We’re really happy to receive best food, we pride ourselves on providing Oswestry with great food. It shows people appreciate the hard work that goes into creating fresh menus using locally sourced ingredients.”

Graeme from Knock & Snitch:

“We really appreciate the fact people voted for us. It’s lovely to be recognised locally for the hard work the team and me have put in since opening the doors so thank you all. Big thanks to Kieran at Oswestry Pub Scene too, this is a really good new initiative to celebrate local hospitality businesses and we look forward to seeing it grow next year.”

Mandy from The Fox Inn:

“We always pride ourselves being a place for people to enjoy great live music, so it’s fantasic to hear we have won the ‘Best Live Music Venue’ award, thank you for voting for us!”

Grace & Duncan from The Bailey Head:

“Its lovely to get local awards like this. What makes a pub work is not just a great selection of excellent beer, cocktails, gins and drinks, but the community in it and the people behind the bar.

“We are so delighted our staff have been recognised in particular as Hospitality work often involves antisocial hours and can be exhausting, they are a great team and really deserve this.

“We are so proud of the Pub and winning these 3 awards is a huge honour and we are very grateful to the people of Oswestry who voted for us. We would like to thank everyone who voted for us and also Kieran for organising the awards. We would also like to offer thanks to all the people who have supported us since we moved here. Oswestry is a wonderful place to make a home and we are humbled by how much support and friendship we have found here.