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The Alexandra Scoops Award in Parliament

The Alexandra, Wimbledon was presented with the Parliamentary Pub of the Year Award for London.

Launched in the summer of 2018 by Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Pub Group, Toby Perkins, MP, the competition seeks to recognise the important role pubs play in British life and the value they add to the local communities and local economy.

Following nomination by their local MP, each pub had to submit a short video portraying the character of the pub and their engagement with their customers and local community (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJmHXGLmuAw).

Last but no means least we received the range of entries you would expect from a 24 hour city region like London – with entries North and South of the river, East and West of the capital.

The Alexandra stood out for its clear commitment to customer service and a pioneering approach to tacking loneliness through its innovative ‘meet up Mondays’ initiative.

Chairman of the All Party Parliamentary Pub Group, Toby Perkins, MP, said: “The presentations took place on momentous night for Parliament (15th Jan) and it was a memorable night for all our finalists.  The quality of the entries was outstanding and we have a very worth regional winner in the Alexandra.

“Pubs play a crucial and much-loved role in our daily life and the enthusiasm that MPs have shown in promoting the claim of their locals to this title shows the pride that our communities take in our pubs.”

(Mick and Sarah Dore from The Alexandra collecting award from Lord Kennedy, far left, and Toby Perkins MP, far right)


The National winner was named as the Four Elms, Cardiff.

The finalists were:

East Midlands 

Chesterfield Arms, Chesterfield https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VReRkSuOCJo


Kings Arms, South West Norfolk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_GypNS4Qf4


Alexandra, Wimbledon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJmHXGLmuAw

North East

Stapylton Arms, Easington https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZNvSj_o9TQ

North West 

Kash 22, Weaver Vale, Runner Up, National Competition https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzIK7PQSJqg

Runner up: Victoria, Bury https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQ-cSKdCCdY


The Brass and Granite, Kilmarnoch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V32nx6JHxz8

Runner up: The Criterion, North East Fife https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0KEh31KXGw

South East

The Crown, Hastings, Runner Up, National Competition  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuakRA_a7rE

South West 

The Westbrook, Devizes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbBRYce7-oQ


The Four Elms, Cardiff, Winner National Competition  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BCSmc9jrmEE

Runner Up Fat Boar, Wrexham

West Midlands

The Robin Hood, Willenhall https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5dHjPSIWU8


The Grayston Unity, Halifax https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZBOqEjoFIE