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About the Award 

Our annual Pub Design Awards recognise the highest standards of architecture in the refurbishment and conservation of existing pubs as well as in the construction of new ones in the UK. They are judged by a panel of experts in design and conservation.

Pub Design Award 2024 winners announced!

CAMRA has unveiled the winners of its Pub Design Awards, which recognise the most innovative UK pub projects. There are three winners, two highly commended and three pubs across categories ranging from refurbishment to new build.

Brewpoint, Bedford

New Build

This category assesses newly built pubs. They might reflect its past or it could be completely modern.

Boleyn Tavern

Community Local Award (formerly the Joe Goodwin Award)

Named after the late CAMRA chair Joe Goodwin, the award is reserved for outstanding refurbished street-corner locals.

Coach & Horses, Barnburgh

Historic England Conservation

This award is usually given for work which conserves what is good in the pub to ensure its future for generations.

Horse and Jockey, East Midlands

Conversion to Pub Use

For outstanding conversions of buildings which were built for other uses.

King's Arms, Dorchester


Refurbishment can range from a complete gutting and replacement to enhancing the design of what was originally in the pub.

Find the 2024 Pub Design Award winners below

Historic England Award for Conservation

Winner: The Vines, Liverpool

A full conservation and refurbishment of the interior of this iconic Grade II* listed Edwardian pub has undone years of poor care under the previous management. The conservation work to the historic gin palace included the restoration of the original 1907 tiling, the stunning stained glass ceiling dome and the intricate theatrical plasterwork. 

The judges were incredibly impressed with the high quality of the restoration, which has brought the building back to life as a spectacular example of historic pub design and craftsmanship.

Castle, Macclesfield

Refurbishment Award

Winner: Kings Arms, Elham

The Kings Arms is an ancient inn and has been the social hub for the village of Elham for centuries. The pub undertook a creative makeover which has enhanced the atmosphere of the building, with glazed walls and doors brought much need light into the previously rather gloomy interior. The total internal and external renovation and remodelling has resulted a warm, welcoming and contemporary environment. Judges commented that the pub is “A lovely place for a drink or a meal”. 

King's Arms, Dorchester

Refurbishment Award

Highly Commended: The Crown, Chislehurst

The Shepard Neame owned pub, which dates back to 1874, underwent a major 12-week renovation with care taken to retain its unique character, while introducing a more modern look and feel. An impressive central servery and a light and airy orangery leading out into the remodelled garden area are features of what is now a very contemporary interior. 

Bleeding Wolf, Scholars Green

Refurbishment Award

Commended: The Bell, Tring

Farr Brew have given the 17th century coaching inn a sensitive redesign and redecoration to provide a contemporary feel while enhancing its historic features, transforming the Bell from a sports bar into an important feature of Tring town centre.

Bleeding Wolf, Scholars Green

Refurbishment Award

Commended: Sheep & Penguin, Wells

Having been closed for years and in a near-derelict condition, the pub (previously known as the Mermaid) appeared highly unlikely to ever reopen. A complete restoration has breathed new life into the pub, transforming it from an eyesore into a building that makes a positive contribution to the city’s streetscape. The judges described it as “a bright and welcoming place for a drink or a meal”. 

Bleeding Wolf, Scholars Green

New Build Award 

Highly Commended: Hall & Woodhouse Taplow, Buckinghamshire

The latest Hall & Woodhouse pub is located by the River Thames, with an expansive outdoor terrace that provides wonderful views over the local landscape. The two-storey state-of-the-art building features striking architecture that complements the surrounding environment. The judges were particularly impressed by the exterior which draws on design themes taken from the sheds and warehouses associated with riverside locations.

Brewpoint, Bedford

The Community Local Award (formerly the Joe Goodwin Award)

Commended: Pipe Maker’s Arms, Broseley

Owner Kerry Ford took on the Pipe Maker’s Arms and single handedly renovated the pub by herself. The refurbished pub has become the social hub for its community, providing attractive facilities for a range of local groups and activities, such as Creative Lives initiatives, book clubs and even its own football team.

Boleyn Tavern

Conversion To Pub Use Award

Winner: bod Alsager, Cheshire East

Titanic Brewery’s latest café bar, bod Alsager, was previously a former solicitors’ office, and needed considerable remodelling to be suitable as a hospitality venue. The pub features extensive use of recycled and re-purposed materials, converting the original internal doors into the frontage of a bespoke bar and a chandelier made from Titanic beer bottles. Judges also praised the new light and airy conservatory which supplies a ‘wow’ factor to the bar.

Boleyn Tavern