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Britain’s best LGBTQ pub has been named

The country's best queer watering hole was crowned at Great British Pub Awards on Thursday (5 September).

By Will Stroude

The Two Brewers in London has been named Britain’s best LGBTQ pub for the second year running.

The LGBTQ venue in Clapham, south London was crowned as the country’s best queer watering hole at the Great British Pub Awards on Thursday night (5 September) after first taking home the title in 2018.

Located on Clapham High Street, The Two Brewers has served the capital’s LGBTQ community for more than 30 years, and is renowned for its lively atmosphere and regular drag performances.

The venue, which underwent a refurbishment less than 12 months ago, claims to hold more than 600 events each year and also serves as a community hub where local groups can meet and perform.

Two Brewers bosses accepted their award at a glitzy awards ceremony held at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, where manager Jimmy Smith paid tribute to the staff who run the venue.

“I can’t believe we have won for the second year running, it’s an incredible achievement!” Smith said.

“The fact that we won ‘Best LGBTQ+ Pub’ last year made us even more determined to keep pushing forward and developing our entertainment offer to ensure we stand out as a winning example of a great British pub that specialises in catering for the LBGTQ+ community.


“I am so proud of my team and cannot thank them enough for their hard work and commitment. This award is down to them!”

Ed Bedington, organiser of the Great British Pub Awards, said: “These awards are the most rigorous of their kind for the pub sector and the competition was extremely high this year.

“It’s a huge achievement to win one of these awards and for the Two Brewers to win it the second year in a row is well-deserved.”