The couple who run the Chandos Arms in Weston Turville have won the Best Newcomer award for the South East region and will now go forward to the Great British Pub Awards national final next month.
Chris and Carmel Williams beat off the challenge of numerous licensees in the region to claim the title.
The awards are organised by pub industry magazine The Publican.
Editor Rob Willock said: “The award recognises new entrants to the pub industry that have made the greatest business impact. “The judges were really impressed with the pair’s hard work and commitment and savvy business plan, which has already led to strong sales growth.”
The pair will now go forward to the national finals, where they will go head to head with six other regional winners for the UK title ‘Best Newcomer 2014’ and their pubs will also have the opportunity to compete for the overall champion of champions title of ‘Great British Pub of the Year 2014’.