The Alexandra, Wimbledon has been presented with the Parliamentary Pub of the Year Award for London.
The pub on Wimbledon Hill Road stood out for its clear commitment to customer service and a pioneering approach to tacking loneliness through its innovative ‘meet up Mondays’ initiative, the judges said.
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.
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.”
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