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Chris Connor

Chris Connor

The Star at Petworth run by Chris Connor and Ryan Coller, has won Fuller’s 2016 best country pub award, The Griffin Trophy. Presenting it chairman, Michael Turner, said: “Chris and Ryan have been at The Star since 2013 and I have seen it go from strength to strength.” The prize is a £2,000 holiday, staff party and an engraved plaque.

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Ryan Coller

Ryan Coller

Fuller, Smith & Turner P.L.C., the London brewer and premium pub company, has named Chris Connor and Ryan Coller from The Star, Petworth as winners of Master Cellarman of the Year 2015. 

Chris and Ryan received the award after excelling in every area of quality control from cellar to glass. The pub impressed the judges, who included Fuller’s Head Brewer John Keeling and last year’s winner, licensee Helen Wilson. 

Chris Connor, Licensee of The Star in Petworth, said: “Ryan and I are absolutely delighted to win this award. To be crowned the winner in our first year of entering the competition is a fantastic surprise.  Our whole team work so hard and are dedicated to the serving the best possible pints.”

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