Constructed from 28 recycled shipping containers, Hall & Woodhouse Portishead is located at Portishead Quay Marina in Somerset and opened its doors in November 2012.
In most years the judges have found new buildings so dismal they have refused to present the prize. Finding a new pub worthy of the honour at last was described as "the icing on the cake" of this year's awards by Dr Steve Parissien, director of Compton Verney museum, and a member of the judging panel for many years.
Colin Wood, Project Manager at Hall & Woodhouse says “We are over the moon that H&W have won this prestigious award. It is the culmination of a fantastic year for Hall & Woodhouse Portishead. It is in our psyche to do things a little differently to the mainstream in meeting the needs of our guests and the design of this public house is a tribute to an Ambitious Hall & Woodhouse prepared to back this wonderful, innovative design by Mackenzie Wheeler.”
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