The Quayle award for 2012 has been given, by the Ruthin and District Civic Association, in recognition of the development work undertaken at the outlet in the Welsh town.
The pub and 17-bedroom hotel were officially opened by the town mayor of Ruthin, Robert Owen-Ellis, in January 2012.
Wetherspoon spent £2.1 million redeveloping the outlet, on the site of the former hotel/pub, The Castle Hotel, retaining the same name. It is a grade II star listed, early 18th-century, four-storey red-brick building, dominating St Peter’s Square.
The Quayle award is named after a distinguished Professor of Liverpool University who, as a resident of Ruthin, championed excellence in architecture. Each year, a shortlist is drawn up – and only if there is one of suitable quality is the award made.