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Local MP nominates micropub for Parliamentary Pub of the Year Award

10th October 2019

Local MP nominates micropub for Parliamentary Pub of the Year Award


Gordon Henderson MP has nominated The Admiral’s Arm micropub in Queenborough for the Parliamentary Pub of the Year Award following a Facebook poll.


Pubgoers in Sittingbourne and Sheppey were asked to submit the name of their favourite pub and their reason as to why they thought it should win the award. The nominations were then put on Mr Henderson’s Facebook group to choose a winner to be put forward.


The Admiral's Arm Micropub, Queenborough won with 102 votes.


The main criteria for nomination is a pub that is great at what they do, this can include the range of beer or food provided, the dedication to serving the local Community or a specialism in Music or Sports.


Cameron Beart, Councillor for Queenborough and Halfway where The Admiral’s Arm is located said,


‘I was pleased to see that three of the four finalists in this poll were from Sheppey, two of them from my own ward and I am overjoyed that one has come out on top and has secured the nomination.


‘In just three years, the Admirals Arm has cemented itself as part of the Queenborough community, has been nationally recognised as one of the best pubs in the UK and has raised £20,000 for the RNLI Sheerness Lifeboat.


‘They would be a worthy winner of this award and I wish them the best of luck in the next round.’


Rachel Collier, the owner of The Admiral’s Arm micropub said,


‘We are delighted to have been nominated for this award. It’s great that all our hard work and passion has paid off. We would like to thank our team and our customers as we couldn’t do it without them.’


Mr Henderson added,


‘I am delighted to nominate the Admiral’s Arm for the Parliamentary Pub Of The Year Award. They were selected following stiff competition from a number of other excellent local pubs. My only regret is that I was not able to nominate them all.


‘This is a national competition in which the Admiral’s Arm will be up against many other very good pubs, so I wish them the very best of luck.’