Waterfront Inn, Diss, Norfolk

South Norfolk announces its annual Community Pub of The Year

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The Waterfront at Diss has been awarded the accolade of South Norfolk Community Pub of The Year 2014.

Situated in the vibrant town of Diss overlooking the Mere, licensees Stuart and Sarah Carpenter run this Greene King managed house, ably assisted by their daughter Jess and son Jack. Run very much as a family concern; they are fantastic hosts who get involved and usually lead the way with everything concerning the community. They have made a significant positive change to this pub and have transformed it from being a pub with a poor reputation into a pub where families feel welcome and a great place to meet friends. With its outside decking and panoramic views of the Mere this is the place for customers to unwind and become part of this outstanding community pub.

Through its Local Community Champions scheme Pub is The Hub supports South Norfolk District Council in choosing the winner of their annual pub competition voted for by the pubs’ customers. Finalists from each of the regions in South Norfolk then go forward to be further scrutinised by a touring panel of judges to pick the outright winner.

Terry Stork, the Regional Advisor for Pub is The Hub in East Anglia said: “This competition really highlights the tremendous value local pubs bring to the community with all the pubs going that extra mile and the publicans acting as a catalyst to get communities to pull together for the needs of their neighbourhood.

“South Norfolk District Council should be congratulated for running this inspired competition that showcases licensees and the fantastic work they do for their respective communities. All the winners receive plaques and the outright winner gets the councils help to put-on a future community event worth £1000. This is a great example of inspiring and promoting the work of licensees in their communities.”

The six regional winners were:

  • King’s Head – Woodton
  • Artichoke – Broome
  • Waterfront – Diss
  • World’s End – Mulbarton
  • The Green Dragon – Wymondham
  • The Water’s Edge – Bramerton