The Queen’s Head in Dorking has been named the winner of this year’s Griffin Trophy
The Queen’s Head in Dorking, Surrey, has been named the winner of this year’s Griffin Trophy – the annual Pub of the Year competition from Fuller, Smith and Turner. Following an extensive selection process, the eight finalists of The Griffin Trophy were all visited by experts to choose the category and overall winners. The Queen’s Head was named winner of the Best Town/Local category as well as taking the overall title.
Michael Turner, the chairman, said: “The owner of The Queen’s Head, Manu Bhatt, is a highly entrepreneurial and creative operator and his experience from his travels comes through at The Queen’s Head. It’s been a tough time to be running a hospitality business during the last 20 months – but Manu has not only ridden out this turbulent period – he’s exited the pandemic in a fantastically strong position. Outdoor dining has grown in popularity – and Manu has invested £70,000 in covering his garden, which is on quite an incline, with a giant tepee – almost trebling the number of covers he can serve from his tiny kitchen. It is this sort of ingenuity that makes Manu an outstanding winner of The Griffin Trophy.”
Head over to www.queensheaddorking.co.uk for more information.