The Edgbaston wins top industry accolade
The Edgbaston, located in the heart of Edgbaston Village, has picked up the Bar Team of the Year award at the Imbibe Personality of the Year Awards 2019.
The nominees were voted for by Imbibe magazine’s readers in record-breaking numbers and the shortlist included the highest calibre of UK on-trade professionals.
Imbibe editor, Chris Losh, commented: “Some say a great bar team works like a well-oiled machine, but that description seems inadequate to describe our winners here.
“Of course, they’re efficient and hard-working. One of our judges said he got ‘goose pimples just sitting at the bar watching them work’. And yes, they make great drinks. But what blew our judges away was their engaging personalities and panache. These guys really take hospitality to the next level, proving that approachable and unpretentious doesn’t also mean unambitious. And that even in quieter locations a great team will still pull in the public night after night.”
Judges for the competition included Jane Payton (founder and principal at the School of Booze), Martin Lamb (wine consultant and Sommelier Wine Awards team leader), Sam Fish (operations director at MOJO Bars), Julian de Féral (Gorgeous Group), and of course the Imbibe editorial team.