Monthly Archives: June 2015

Les Routier Venue Of The Year 2016 Award

Punch Bowl Inn Wins Venue of The year 2016– Awarded by the prestigious ‘Les Routier’ Guide.

Les Routiers Venue Of The Year Punch Bowl Inn
Les Routiers Venue Of The Year Punch Bowl Inn

Punch Bowl Inn Presented with Prestigious National Award

Bridgnorth’s much loved Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn has this week been awarded the prestigious ‘Venue Of The year’ award by Les Routier Guides UK. Nationally recognised for its consistent quality customer services and quality cuisine in a prestigious national award. The annual Awards highlight establishments that consistently meet and exceed the fastidious membership standards. Awards are based around performance, customer feedback, reviews and recommendations.

A representative of Les Routier Tina Griffiths, Customer Service Executive (Picture with Owner Adam Giles) “The 2016 competition was fierce with extremely strong contenders for each category; but the judges believe this year’s winners have consistently demonstrated exceptional levels of service hospitality, quality of food throughout the year. We extend our warmest congratulation to all our worthy winners and commend them on being ‘best in their class’!

Continuing “Our establishments like Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn share a sense of individuality that sets them apart from global chains. Visitors can expect good cuisine, friendly staff and value for money. Our establishments are passionate about consistently maintaining excellent standards in all aspects of their business and customer service.”

Adam Giles, owner of Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn added “We wee delighted to hear we had won this prestigious award and to be recognised for our consistent quality and passion for our customers is a real honour – Our staff are delighted and it has really lifted their spirits into 2016. “

The Les Routiers brand is recognised worldwide. Established in Paris in 1934, it started as a guide for the best independent restaurants and places to stay for road users. By the 1960s, people in the know in France and visitors to the country started to seek out the familiar Les Routiers plaque; it signified that the establishment was well-managed, clean and hospitable, and offered good food and excellent service.

Les Routiers UK continues to highlight these establishments across the UK & Ireland for visitors who are looking for an independently-owned destination for a short break – or simply somewhere to eat, drink or stay.

“All of our establishments are vetted and inspected before being allowed into the guide and we would like to congratulate Adam and the team at Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn for their consistent quality and on-going hard work”

Punch Bowl Inn Owner Adam Giles Venue Of The Year presented by Tina Griffiths
Punch Bowl Inn Owner Adam Giles Venue Of The Year presented by Tina Griffiths

10th Year Anniversary AGA Offer

AGA Carvery Launch with Boycie & AGA  CEO, William McGrath & Owner Adam Giles
AGA Carvery Launch with Boycie & AGA CEO, William McGrath & Owner Adam Giles. Bridgnorth Journal.

This month sees the 10th anniversary year since Nostalgia Inns, owned by the Giles family, purchased Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn.

Since the purchase in 2005 they have invested in an on-going programme of complete refurbishment throughout, plus a number of initiatives including being the first AGA Carvery in the Uk as well as over £100,000 of new wedding facilities including a dual ornamental lake exclusively for wedding guests to launch for 2016 weddings. “It’s been a real roller-coaster of a ten years” comments owner and MD of Nostalgia Inns Adam Giles “when we purchased the pub in 2005 it was much loved by locals, but seriously in need of investment, so we have undertaken a complete top to toe refurbishment, replacing much of the structure of the building as well as on-going cosmetic improvements – being such a busy pub means it under-goes lots of wear and tear – so the ongoing project is crucial to maintain the high standards for our guests” he continued “we have certainly had our challenges with floods, fire and snow affecting trade, but every time we have pushed on and opened bigger and better – our customers are very loyal and travel from all over the country to experience our award winning hospitality, giving us constant positive feedback, backed up by our National Awards for customer Service, innovation and of course our real ale awards.”

Investments. With many pubs closing across the Uk the on-going investment of Nostalgia Inns means they are bucking the trend by growing year on year “you have to keep investing in a business like this” continues Adam “the next project we have undertaken is the purchase of the fields next door and the dual-lake we and ornamental gardens we have created for our wedding guests – its beginning to look fantastic now that the plants are maturing – then in July we will be opening up the side of our Ludlow Suite so guests can enjoy the spectacular views across the Shropshire Hills whilst attending our events. Our wedding guests will have exclusive access to the gardens for their guests and their photos on our ornamental Japanese style bridge – the veranda is being installed in July, we cant wait”

Wedding give-away – to celebrate their tenth anniversary Ye Olde Punch Bowl Inn are offering wedding guests the opportunity to book their 2016 wedding and save £1000 off their exclusive garden use package. Further details on their website

Anniversary AGA Carvery Offer – To celebrate the anniversary and the new Summer menus, diners are also rewarded by being invited to enjoy an award winning 3 course AGA carvery meal midweek evenings during June for just £10. ‘we have sold over 750,000 meals to happy customers since we opened in 2005, so we thought we would celebrate by giving something back and are offering a special limited deal of 3 courses for £10 to our regulars and their guests throughout June, and we will reward them with an AGA meal for a party of 10 at one of our Monthly tribute nights!!

Article featured in the Express and Star June 2015.

Download and print the below to enjoy your 3 course AGA Carvery meal in June! See terms.

Punch Bowl 10th Anniversary Voucher
Punch Bowl 10th Anniversary Voucher