Bar Sport Maidenhead scoops top pub award

Bar Sport Maidenhead scoops top pub award

Michael Owens

Bar Sport Maidenhead scoops top pub award

One of Maidenhead's most popular watering holes has scooped another top pub award.

(from left) Tom Irvine, Sasha Allgood, Josh Evans and Rico Antinoro of Bar Sport Maidenhead, which was named the south east and London's best sports bar.

Bar Sport Maidenhead in King Street won the Best Sports Pub award for the South-east and London region in the Great British Pub Awards 2014.

The venue, which is part of the part of the Bar Sport franchise, opened in June 2012 and has picked up the prize two years in a row.

Duty manager John Williamson said he believes there is nowhere better in the area for fans to enjoy sport.

"We've got 42 TVs, table tennis, pool tables and a good night life too," he said.

John added punters packed the place and created a great atmosphere for the biggest sporting events, which were in plentiful supply this summer.

"The World Cup was good - until England got knocked out," he said

"The Froch/Groves [boxing] fight was very exciting too - we were pretty crazy for that."

A live music night is also due to be launched in the coming weeks.

The awards are organised by industry magazine the Publican's Morning Advertiser.

Its editor Rob Willock said: "The judges were really impressed with the extensive offer for sports fans on offer at Bar Sport and the fact that they continue to innovate to keep the offer fresh for customers."

The bar will compete for the national prize against winners from across the country at the Hilton Hotel in Park Lane, London, on Thursday, September 11.

Among their rivals is the Bar Sport in Cannock, Staffordshire, which took the prize in 2013.

John said: "It would be nice to beat them this time!"


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