Plymouth’s Waterfront pub in second award finals

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dta16finalistAfter just over one year’s trading, the Waterfront pub on Plymouth’s Grand Parade has been named as a finalist in the ‘Tourism Pub’ category of the Devon Tourism Awards. This comes a week after the Waterfront finished in the top five in the ‘Best Wine Bar/Pub’ category of the national Great British Pub Awards Finals.

Steve Bellman, who along with John Milan, took over the iconic Plymouth pub and oversaw its refurbishment after it was wrecked by flooding in 2014 said: “We are delighted to have been named as a finalist, especially as we have only been trading for just over a year.”

This year saw an increase to 24 categories in the Devon Tourism Awards, now in their seventh year. 75 finalists were selected and will learn whether they have won Gold, Silver or Bronze at the Awards Ceremony on 10th November in the Great Hall of Exeter University.

Steve added: “The judges were not just looking for ‘good’ but ‘excellent’ and to be a finalist is a very significant achievement indeed. The team here has worked very hard to re-establish the venue and build a strong reputation for great drinks, food and service.”