Great British Pubs Awards 2017
10 September 2017
The winners of the Great British Pub Awards 2017 were announced at a glittering awards dinner at London’s Hilton Hyde Park Hotel on Thursday 7th September. The ‘Oscars’ of the Pub Industry celebrate the achievements of the best independent pub owners and operators with six finalists nominated in 17 categories, including Best Inn, and for the third year running the prestigious Great British Pub of the Year title has been won by one of my hand-picked collection. Huge congratulations to Glen Duckett of the Eagle & Child in Lancashire as overall winner, and also to Niki Burr at the White Horse in West Sussex, and Gerry and Ann Price at the Inn West End in Surrey, both category winners on the night.
Great British Pub of the Year, and
Partnership Pub of the Year
Eagle & Child, Ramsbottom, Lancashire
Glen Duckett’s unassuming roadside pub has been stylishly revamped this year in partnership with forward-thinking brewery Thwaites. Step inside to find a fabulous light-filled bar, a smart Orangery extension, great food, an ‘Incredible Edible Garden’, and five quirky, boutique rooms with fabulous views across the Rossendale Valley to Holcombe Moor. A community hub, Glen was praised for his sterling work in offering career opportunities to disadvantaged young people, including young offenders through to people with disabilities.
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Wine Pub of the Year
The Inn at West End, Woking, Surrey
Local drinkers (& foodies) beat a path to this inn’s door to delve into Gerry’s sublime wine list. His wine shop next door heaves with 500 glorious wines for you to take home, with many showcased on the pub’s list, notably wines from Iberia, alongside extensive Claret and Pinot Noir collections. Book one of the comfortable stable-style rooms out back and explore the wine list – Gerry is sure to recommend a cracking vintage or two to quaff over dinner.
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Inn of the Year
White Horse, Chilgrove, West Sussex
Set beneath the South Downs north of Chichester, this wisteria-clad former coaching inn is the perfect place for foodies and wine lovers to be fed and watered, as well as being a base for visiting Goodwood and exploring the glorious downland landscape. Tradition combines with a contemporary rustic-chic feel throughout the rambling bar and dining rooms, and the 15 quirky bedrooms tucked away behind the inn – two have private patios and hot tubs.
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