Music Makeover Pubs 2017 winners announced

Music Makeover

PRS for Music crowns Porter's Bar from Cardiff as its Music Makeover Pubs 2017 winner.

More than 300 pubs from around the UK entered to win the £10,000 Music Makeover along with a bespoke music consultancy and exclusive event featuring PRS for Music members. Entries were received country-wide from Glasgow to Cornwall. The calibre this year was extremely high, making it a tough choice for our judges to pick from the five finalists — all could have been worthy winners.

Winner – prize value £10,000
Lewis Morgan, Porter's Bar, Cardiff

2nd place – prize value £5,000
Kevin Abbott, The Anchor Inn, Wingham

Porter's Bar was awarded the top prize due to its musical vision, potential and the manager's enthusiasm.

Music Makeover Pubs 2017 finalist - Porter's Bar
Lewis Morgan, assistant manager - Porter's Bar, Cardiff

Lewis Morgan, Porter's Bar said:

We’re delighted, surprised and humbled to be the winners of this year's Music Makeover. We will use this fantastic prize to give back to all the artists and good people who are the lifeblood of not only this venue but also this city. Thank you so much PRS for Music!"


The Anchor Inn in Wingham, Kent was awarded the second prize of £5,000.

Music Makeover Pubs 2017 finalist - The Anchor Inn
The Anchor Inn, Wingham

Nigel Elderton, PRS Chairman said:

I was really impressed with the entry from Porter's Bar due to their passion, knowledge and understanding of the Music Makeover competition. We can't wait to see what the £10K Music Makeover will achieve in their fantastic venue and I have no doubt that they will be one of the leading live music venues in Cardiff."

Work has already begun to assist with the implementation of the winners' prizes and prepare for the exclusive launch event in Cardiff. PRS for Music would like to thank all this year’s entrants; it’s been our best year yet.