Yet another award has recently taken up residence in the Pipe and Glass’s trophy cabinet – this time specifically for James.
He was named as one of this year’s NRB Top 50 Best Northern Operators at the Northern Restaurant and Bar 2014 show, the largest hospitality trade show outside London, held in Manchester in March. The prestigious list highlights the most important and influential individuals within the hospitality industry in the north.
Previous NRB Top 50 lists have included chefs Simon Rogan, Nigel Haworth, Terry Laybourne and Andrew Pern.
James said: “I was born, grew up and trained in the north, and have spent most of my professional life here. It means a lot to me to be named as one of the most influential people in hospitality in the region, especially in a list that also includes such amazing people.”
In January, the Pipe and Glass was named as fourth best gastropub in the UK in another top 50 – the Budweiser Budvar/Morning Advertiser Top 50 Gastropub Awards.
The top three were all in the south – so the Pipe and Glass is offically the highest placed gastropub in the north!