Staff from The Fatling collecting one of their awards (Picture: Havering Council)
The Havering Night Life Awards ceremony was held at Atik in Romford on Wednesday evening and hosted by Mark Dover from Time 107.5.
The Fatling pub in Hornchurch was the big winner, taking home three awards including best customer care and best live acts.
It also won the Best Bar None award, which is part of a national scheme aimed at encouraging responsible management and operation of alcohol licensed premises.
Reacting to winning the best live acts accolade, Deputy Manager of The Fatling, Ashley said: “I must spend hours and hours listening through demos and picking the right people to play at our venue just so it fits, so it all just feels great because it’s all worth it.”
Atik picked up the prize for the best nighttime venue, while The Retailery in Romford Market was voted the best place to go after work.
Speaking on stage, Lauren Martin from Things Made Public which runs The Retailery, showed real passion for local, independent businesses which made up the bulk of the award nominees.
Namco Funscape, located in the Brewery in Romford, won the best family venue award and the Brookside Theatre was crowned the best entertainment venue.
Tandoori Lounge in Hornchurch was named the best restaurant in Havering and McDonalds picked up the prize for best takeaway.
The Goose in South Street, Romford won the “heart of the community” award and The Alderman pub in Harold Hill was honoured for its contribution to the local community.
Colin Wells, a door supervisor at McDonalds in South Street, and the Romford Town Centre policing team were honoured for their contribution to the night time economy in Romford.Tags: Romford, Havering, Hornchurch, Harold Hill
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