Bawburgh Kings Head wins South Norfolk Community Pub of the Year!

The Kings Head in Bawburgh has just been awarded ‘Pub of the Year’ and ‘Tastiest Food & Drink’ in South Norfolk Council’s pub of the year awards.

South Norfolk Pub of the Year

Bawburgh Kings Head wins ‘Community Pub of the Year’

The Kings Head in Bawburgh has just been awarded ‘Pub of the Year’ and ‘Tastiest Food & Drink’ in South Norfolk Council’s pub of the year awards. Voted for by the general public and selected by South Norfolk Councils judges only the very best pubs receive awards and The Kings Head is absolutely delighted to have been given this accolade.

On the 10th Anniversary of the South Norfolk Community Pub Of The Year 2019 awards as presented by South Norfolk Council, Bawburgh Kings Head came away triumphant. Every year for South Norfolk Council open up the awards for public voting in the following categories:

  1. Tastiest Food & Drink
  2. Outstanding Community Focus
  3. Best Customer Service
  4. Most Family Friendly

The public vote during August & September for their favourite pubs under these categories and then the winning pub is awarded their title. Following on from this in September all four categories are visited by judges from South Norfolk Council who decide on an overall winner to be awarded the title of ‘South Norfolk Community Pub of the Year’. This is announced at a ceremony held at the previous winners pub on October 7th.

The Kings Head Bawburgh attended the awards today at The Wheatacre White Lion and came away with the titles of ‘Tastiest Food & Drink’ and ‘Community Pub of the Year’ and a big smile on their faces! Head Chef Jake Armes who attended the awards spoke of his delight “It is great to receive recognition for the hard work put in by the team over the year. The determination by the team to ensure our food and service is always excellent and improves year on year has been recognised and we are all ecstatic about this”.

Owner Anton Wimmer has been at the helm for over 36 years and has seen the pub go from strength to strength “I am so pleased that the team we have here at The Kings Head has been recognised for not only their tasty food & drink but their enthusiasm, imagination and determination that has ensured we do not rest on our laurels. Instead the young and vibrant team have driven us forward in ensuring the community we serve are happy time and time again when visiting and have developed new events and initiatives all with a smile on their face. The judges recognised and praised this and I am a very proud landlord!”.

The Kings Head receive £500 in prize money to spend on an event for their community and are already putting together plans for how this can be spent for everyones enjoyment. 

The Kings Head Bawburgh would like to thank everyone who voted and all those who have supported us by visiting, and we look forward to hosting our community event soon!


About The Kings Head in Bawburgh

Harts Lane, Bawburgh, Norwich, NR9 3LS

The Kings Head in Bawburgh, a 17th century freehouse pub, has been owned for 35 years by Anton Wimmer and his family. They pride themselves on their excellent reputation which has stood the test of time. Head chef’s Jake and Max head a talented team who prepare and beautifully cook with the finest seasonal local produce, producing their ever evolving a la carte menu which changes monthly (although some Kings Head classics always remain).

In addition to their bustling pub, Anton Wimmer and wife Tet recently unveiled the creation of 6 ensuite luxury B&B rooms all named after important people in the Kings Head history, which have also been awarded the AA Gold Star Award.

Anton also completed the renovation of a property within eye-sight of The Kings Head to create two luxury self-catering apartments that fall under The Kings Head umbrella.

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