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The Queen’s Head in Pinner wins two prestigious awards at ‘Night of Excellence’ ceremony

The Queen’s Head, a historic pub located on Pinner High Street in Harrow, has achieved national recognition by winning both the Pub Team of the Year and Sustainable Pub of the Year at the prestigious Night of Excellence Awards.

Under the leadership of Sean White, who has been the landlord at the Pinner pub for five years, the Queen’s Head has demonstrated exceptional commitment to both its team and the environment.

The pub was awarded the Pub Team of the Year for its staff training programs and investment in employee development. Staff members benefit from regular training sessions provided by Greene King’s Learning & Development Team and have opportunities to engage in apprenticeship schemes, including degree apprenticeships.

The Queen’s Head also secured the Sustainable Pub of the Year, a new category introduced to highlight the importance of environmental responsibility in the pub industry.

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Queens Head Pinner. Credit: Google Streetview

The pub has implemented several eco-friendly practices, such as installing electric car charging stations, creating a dedicated cycle park, and upgrading to energy-efficient LED lighting equipped with timers and sensors, significantly reducing its environmental impact.

The Night of Excellence Awards, organised by Greene King Pub Partners, held its ceremony at the Crowne Plaza in Stratford-Upon-Avon, drawing over 140 licensees and numerous stakeholders from the hospitality sector.

Sean White, Licensee of The Queens Head, said: “I am delighted to have won the double at this year’s Night of Excellence Awards. The Pub Team of the Year award is well-deserved praise for my excellent team, whom without The Queen’s Head just wouldn’t be the brilliant pub that it is.

“I am very pleased as well to be the very first winner of the new Sustainable Pub of the Year Award. It’s an area of great importance and one we have really focussed on in the last couple of years, so it’s great to receive this recognition.”

Phil Arnold, Operations Director for Greene King Pub Partners, said: “I would like to extend a big congratulations to Sean and the team at The Queen’s Head for winning not one, but two, awards at the Night of Excellence Awards! The competition for these awards is fierce – there were over 250 entries – so winning is no mean feat.

Alongside being an excellent pub operation, winning Pub Team of the Year and Sustainability Pub of the Year shows the Queen’s Head is run the right way with the right values. As such, it’s no surprise it’s such a much-loved local.”