The Lion Hotel, Treorchy has been shortlisted as a finalist in the category of Community Hero at the Great British Pub Awards 2022.


The Lion Hotel is an award-winning pub in the heart of Treorchy, the UK’s Champion High Street. It is a bustling hub in the community offering a space for everyone to come together to relax and have fun. The pub’s offering includes live sport, live music, coffee and hot drinks, good affordable food, great beers, unrivalled outdoor spaces and a safe welcoming environment for the whole community to enjoy.


Adrian Emmett, Licensee of The Lion Hotel, continuously supports local causes and is always thinking of different ways he can contribute to the local community to support and benefit them. He wants to be able to give back and support the community of Treorchy for helping make the Lion Hotel what it is today. A recent project which Adrian and The Lion Hotel team worked on was in partnership with Treorchy Primary School to repurpose a telephone box. The telephone box was redecorated and now functions as a library where the community can exchange books to support the improvement of literacy and reading. It will also be used as an art gallery to showcase young talents’ work and as a performance space. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall also paid a visit to The Lion Hotel during their time in Wales recently and helped to open the multipurpose phone box, in which members of the community turned out to support and watch.


Adrian said: “It is wonderful to have been shortlisted for community hero at this year’s Great British Pub Awards. The team and I do everything we can to support the local community and find ways to bring everyone together for a good time, and I am immensely proud of all their work. Of course, none of this would be possible without the local community and their continuous support, everyone at the Lion Hotel would like to say a huge thank you to you all.”


“The Great British Pub Awards is such a big event for the pub industry, and it is an achievement in itself being nominated again within these prestigious awards.”


The awards recognise pubs, and their teams across the country for their amazing efforts and hard work undertaken to makes Britain’s pubs great for their communities. Two rounds of judging have already taken place to choose the finalists, and further judging will commence over the summer with pub visits taking place.


The Great British Pub Awards are taking place on Tuesday 4 October 2022 at the Escape to Freight Island in Manchester.


The Lion Hotel, 102 Bute Street, Treorchy, CF42 6AH


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