The Green Pub Guide now open for entries


HEINEKEN SmartDispense® and UKHospitality are calling on venues to share their sustainability credentials for a chance to feature in the official Green Pub Guide 2023.

This year the guide is partnering with UKHospitality to invite hospitality venues across Britain striving to reduce their carbon footprint, minimise waste, and be that bit kinder to the planet. Entries are now open to any pubs, bars or restaurants that are taking steps to be more sustainable are eligible to enter.

With almost half (46%) of Gen Z and millennials claiming to be more inclined to visit a pub if it was eco-friendly or took part in sustainable initiatives, the Guide will include full details of Great Britain’s top green venues and the measures they are taking to be more environmentally friendly.

HEINEKEN SmartDispense®  say that the judging panel will be on the lookout for inspiring ideas, creative innovation, technological investments, and community initiatives that all show a desire to be more sustainable and kinder to the planet.

Initiatives from the Green Pub Guide 2022 included removing single use plastic, creating seasonal zero-waste menus, decreasing water and CO2 wastage with the help of tools such as SmartDispense®, collecting rainwater to flush toilets, installing solar panel powered kitchens and installing EV charging points for guests too.

Chelsey Wroe, Head of Sustainability at HEINEKEN UK said, “We are excited to be bringing back the Green Pub Guide for its second year. We received so many inspiring entries in 2022 and now with the support of UKHospitality for 2023, we’re keen to hear from even more pubs, bars and restaurants that are striving for a more sustainable future. As well as recognising the great work the hospitality industry is doing, we also want to inspire and support other venues to become more sustainable businesses.

“Whatever you’re doing to progress your sustainability journey and promote behaviour change with staff and guests, we’d love to hear from you – even if you’re just taking your first steps – do get in touch, and hopefully you can be part of creating a movement across the hospitality sector.”

UKHospitality Chief Executive Kate Nicholls, this year’s judging partner, added, “We are delighted to be partnering with HEINEKEN UK on the Green Pub Guide 2023 powered by SmartDispense® and look forward to being a part of this exciting initiative and judging the incredible entries. There are countless examples of pubs taking action to become more sustainable, and this guide is a welcome innovation. Not only will it help people plan and enjoy a visit to an eco-friendly pub, but it also sets a great example for the industry to follow – we can’t wait to be involved for its second year.”

To enter, register your interest by completing the form here by Friday 24th February and outline what you are doing to reduce your business’ environmental impact.


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