PUBLIC TRANSPORT AWARDS 2013
BUS DRIVERS OF THE YEAR
Three Bus Drivers shared the ACES Bus Driver of the Year award for 2013.
SERVICE IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT
This award went to Wardles for providing a valuable and much-appreciated service to Stoke City FC fans by taking them to and from home matches at the Britannia Ground. (nb: This service is now provide by First).
DINING OUT AND DRINKING 2013
BREAKFAST OF THE YEAR
The 2013 award went to BUTTERCROSS CAFÉ in Market Drayton. ACES members have been eating breakfast out more than ever before. And that has resulted in a great many establishments being recommended – in Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire. And what do you call Breakfast? Although some insist on the ‘Full English’, many settle for toast & coffee or something similar. Are there a lot of would-be slimmers among us?
LUNCH OF THE YEAR
THE GREEN ROOM in Newcastle won the award yet again. And as with breakfasts, lunches can vary enormously – from tea and toast to oatcakes to lobby to a ‘full lunch’. The award was presented by the Mayor of Newcastle.
DINNER OF THE YEAR
Every year ACES members find new places at which to dine and 2013 was no exception. And, as always, it’s not just the ‘most votes’ that counts but your comments also. And this award seems to change every year. AMORE in Newcastle was the 2013 award winner. By day it’s Bellini’s café, but on a few evenings every week it is transformed into an Italian restaurant.
PUBS OF THE YEAR
2013’s ‘Pub of the Year’ was the LYMESTONE VAULTS. The award to this Newcastle pub was presented by the Mayor of Newcastle. Although the brewery is in Stone, this Newcastle pub is the ‘brewery tap’.
REAL ALES OF THE YEAR
The 2013 award went to ‘Stone the Crows’ , brewed by Lymestone Brewery of Stone, and was presented by the Mayor of Newcastle. The runners-up were ‘Gothic from Enville Brewery (Silver) and ’99 Red Baboons’ from Blue Monkey Brewery (Bronze).