Competition winner announcement!

Well, we got there… Half a million views. It feels like my little blog has gone a bit popular. Thank you all for popping along to have a read, a comment or a bit of banter on Twitter. It was very fitting to reach the magic 500k views last night as I had been invited to speak to Leicester CAMRA’s meeting about the Tapas Trail and working with independent pubs in the city, so it really felt like the things I am doing here, in the virtual world, are starting to spill out into actual reality and have a bit of a benefit.

So, you’ll be wanting to know who won my little competition, run thanks to the kind sponsorship of The Exchange (top notch house wine and pizza selection if you want my recommendation!). I have been over to Random.org to pick from the qualifying comments (adjudicated by The Boy to ensure scrupulous fairness) and the winners are as follows:

1st Place
A pizza party for two and 10% loyalty card
Comment 6 – Simon Lake

2nd Place
A gallon of beer or bottle of Prosecco and 10% loyalty card
Comment 10 – Paul Featherstone

Runners up (x3)
A coffee and a cake and 10% loyalty card
Comment 8 – Jo Bryan
Comment 11 – Mark
Comment 5 – Charlotte Gransden

Congratulations to all the winners – I hope you have a lovely time enjoying your prizes at Exchange. Just in time for Christmas. And I hope this sort of competition-based bribery means you will all keep reading the blog for another 500,000 pages!


Bestselling author and freelance food & drinks writer. Director of creative agency Thirst Media, helping small businesses reach their full potentially. Champion of pubs and breweries.

0 thoughts on “Competition winner announcement!

  • Ooh delighted I've won!! Fantastic, thank you!!

  • Aww, that's sweet – the 10% off voucher is good for all their beers and ciders, all the time though so I'm sure you can treat yourself to something!

  • Lovely job, think I'll donate my coffee and cake to the missus. She loves that kind of thing, I'm more of a beer man. Thanks Laura, keep up the good work.


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