Following a rigorous selection process, The Woodman, on Breakspear Road in Ruislip, has reached the final six in the Stonegate Pub Partners Pub of the Year category of the Great British Pub Awards (GBPAs). Seeing off hundreds of other entries, its reputation as a small, traditional pub nestled in the heart of beautiful countryside formed a large part of the pub’s success.


The Great British Pub Awards recognise, reward and celebrate the fantastic work pubs do for our country and their communities, the established industry awards is widely considered to be the Oscars of the British Pub Industry.


The Woodman is full of character and characters, where people come to relax in a warm, friendly environment. It is run by publican, Steve Banks, who is a true entrepreneur and has worked to organically grow this business since taking it on in 2015.


With a reputation for an outstanding customer experience, The Woodman does not take bookings, but the team will always help every customer find a seat. The pub’s food and drink offer involves everything you would expect from a traditional local pub, and it is a perfect example of doing the simple things well. Customers can choose from a carefully curated selection of drinks, from real ales to a wide selection of gins and great wines. The food offer mirrors the exceptional drink range, with fantastic British dishes, expertly created by their team of chefs and made from the best seasonally sourced produce.


Steve said “We are absolutely delighted to be in the finals of the Great British Pub Awards! The Woodman is a pub at the heart of its local community, we work hard to support as many local charities, organisations, and initiatives as we can, and to give our customers a truly fantastic experience – so it is amazing to have that recognised in such a way. I’m so proud of my team and everything we’ve achieved over the last 18-months.”


Simon Longbottom, CEO of Stonegate Group, said: “The entirety of the Stonegate Group is behind Steve and his team. We are incredibly proud of the ingenuity he has shown in the face of adversity and his contribution to the success of the Woodman as both a pub and as a business. On behalf of myself and the entire business, we wish them every success in the finals.”




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