|Paul, Emma and The Mariners Public House team are extremely proud to receive the prestigious ‘Best Newcomer’ award at last night’s Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropubs awards ceremony, as well as entering the Top 50 list at an impressive number 23.
“I’m delighted to have not only won Best Newcomer, but to have been placed so high in the actual Top 50! It’s a phenomenal achievement, especially considering Emma and I only took it over and opened the doors in May last year. We couldn’t have done it without the incredible team we have at The Mariners, so I have to give a special shout out to Joe and Tom in the kitchen and Paul, Denniz, Simon and Michael out front. They are at the heart of the business and just keep pushing to get better and better.
“I’ve also got to say a massive thank you to all of the locals for their continued support of The Mariners. It’s been an institution since the 90s and I’m so chuffed that it has remained first and foremost a destination for the local community, as well as a spot to visit for holidaymakers.” Paul Ainsworth
Having acquired the lease and relaunched The Mariners in May 2019, Paul and Emma have transformed the space and worked hard to create a thriving hub for the local community and visitors alike, with a menu championing the best of local cuisine and pub classics.
The Top 50 Gastropub Awards is a highly regarded annual hospitality accolade voted for by industry experts including food writers, chefs and pub guide critics that are collectively known as the Top 50 Gastropubs Voting Academy. Once nominated, the candidates are then judged by an elite foodie panel that includes The Good Food Guide editor, Elizabeth Carter.