Stroud Brewery won the title of Sustainable Pub of the Year in the Great British Pub Awards 2023.

These awards, which are the Oscars of the UK's Pub industry - celebrate the best of pub life, their hard work and commitment to their communities, and this year had a record number of entrants. 

Founder and MD, Greg Pilley, and Ben Hudson, taproom manager, accepted the award at a glamorous ceremony taking place in the Victoria Warehouse in the centre of Manchester, last night (Tuesday, September 19). 

Stroud Brewery beat five other finalists, pubs from around the country, to take this prized title.

The brewery had already been through two tough rounds of judging, including a visit by one of the judges and an interview with the judging panel. 

Stroud Brewery was the first brewery in the UK to be certified as both organic and a B Corporation - the latter is a global corporate standard showing that a business has met rigorous standards and is genuinely  reducing its impact on the environment. 

Greg Pilley said: "Since the early days of the brewery, we've wanted to use the way we do business as a way of doing good - not only reducing our environmental impact but going further and regenerating nature and the environment that sustains us all.

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"Up to 50 per cent more plant, insect and bird life can live on an organic farm compared to a conventional one.

"It's also a win-win for businesses - being more sustainable can reduce costs by reducing waste, reducing energy use and attracting more customers.

"Surveys show that more and more people want to spend their money with companies which they see are being responsible.

"With the cost of living crisis meaning people are going out less, being more sustainable is a great way to attract them when they do want to have an enjoyable evening out.

"Plus it helps to create a healthier world that will support all of us."