PUBLISHED: 15:56 16 July 2014 | UPDATED: 13:17 30 August 2017



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Wadebridge's The Ship Inn is a finalist for pub of the year only ten months after it reopened under new ownership

Wadebridge's The Ship Inn is celebrating being one of six finalists in a national industry competition, only ten months after it reopened under new ownership.

The pub has been shortlisted for the Best Turnaround Pub category in the Publican/Morning Advertiser Great British Pub Awards 2014. One of the most challenging categories in the awards which are dubbed as the industry Oscars, the finalists had to prove how they had turned their businesses around in the last twelve months.

“We were astounded when we received the email saying that we had been shortlisted as one of the six national finalists,” says Rupert Wilson, owner of the business. “It is a great testament to all who work at the Ship Inn that we have received this recognition after only being open for such a short time, everyone is over the moon."

The next stage is a visit from one of the judging panel in the next couple of weeks which is then followed by the announcement of the regional finalists on 1 August. The national finals are being held on 11 September on Park Lane in London.

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