The Unicorn pub in Abbots Langley has been nominated for a Great British Pub Award, due to their staff’s immense community efforts.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Great British Pub Awards decided to celebrate the establishments which played a pivotal role in supporting the community over the past few months.
The Unicorn was nominated for the Punch Pubs & Co Pub Hero of the Year award, and the winner, as voted for by the public, will be announced in a live stream on September 24.
The pub on Gallows Hill, which is run by Debbie Moore (pictured above with her husband, Ady) and her family, did not want her customers to miss out during lockdown, so they set up a takeaway service to continue providing their famous Sunday roast.
In addition to this, Debbie helped vulnerable members of the community by delivering supplies to people who were unable to leave their house. She also asked the families of the elderly who may not have loved ones nearby if they needed food supplies, hot meals or even just to check in on them on a regular basis if they were on their own.
Debbie said: “It’s a fantastic achievement for us, especially because we’re the only pub in Hertfordshire to be nominated. We couldn’t have done it without our amazing staff. We also have the best customers in the world, most of which have said they’ve voted for us.”
After the success of the takeaway service during lockdown, the pub have decided to keep it going.
For more information on the awards, go to greatbritishpubawards.co.uk.
Picture credit: Punch