Owner of The Kings Head Bawburgh, Anton Wimmer, was shortlisted in the final six of The Pub Awards 20 ‘Publican of the year 2020’!
At an awards ceremony held at London’s Olympia at the start of February Anton was recognised for his hard work and passion in driving the industry forward. Although Anton did not walk away as the winner he was immensely proud and felt privileged to have been shortlisted for such an accolade.
Having been landlord for over 35 years – he is one of the longest standing landlords in Norfolk, East Anglia and even further afield! Anton is still actively involved in the business on a daily basis, ensuring the standards are continually met and upheld to keep The Kings Head moving in the current direction.
Anton is also a founding member of The Norwich Inns Group. As one of the first buying groups in the country, Norwich Inns pubs are ‘the sign of excellence’ providing a network of over 50 pubs that put customer service and excellence at the top of their agenda. Anton arranges many events throughout the calendar year to enable publicans, breweries and suppliers to network and create exciting plans and ideas for the future. As always there is a charitable spin on all of these events to ensure that a local charity can benefit from the gatherings of so many great suppliers. Having fundraised over £100,000 for different charities through Norwich Inns, The Kings Head & Superhero Events we are proud of what Anton has achieved.
Anton also supports many local businesses through his use of VIP (Very Important Producers) who are all from East Anglia. This is comprised of lots of breweries, vodka & gin producers, catering suppliers and more, their produce is seasonally rotated through the pub and restaurant to ensure that customers can taste the finest produce that local companies can provide and can follow and shape trends in the industry.
From changing guest beers, spirits, to daily specials and 6 weekly menu changes, customers continue to return as they know that every visit will be slightly different. With new inventive ideas and old classics, The Kings Head is a regular haunt for many. That combined with a cosy and comfortable setting, and knowledgeable and long standing staff ensure that there is always a friendly and well known face to welcome people back time and time again.
Having owned and worked in the pub from a young age, Anton ensures that every customer feels welcome and thanks them all for supporting his business.