This year, the competition between our finalists was fierce, but after much deliberating our judges selected our 2012 winner; Lucie Fuller of The Burnaby Arms in Bedford. The Burnaby Arms displayed great ideas for improving their business and community links by offering live music in their pub. The £5,000 awarded will go towards installing new music equipment that the pub do not currently have.
Judges this year included; Horace Trubridge from the Musicians’ Union, Neil Williams from the British Beer and Pub Association, as well as PRS Chairman Guy Fletcher.
The Brunel Arms in Pontyclun, South Wales were also awarded a highly commended prize. They impressed the judges with their passion and dedication for live music. They will be awarded £2,500 to help them build on and improve their current live music facilities, to benefit their business and local community.