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Good Pub Guide Award Winners

The Good Pub Guide publishes award winners each year to coincide with publication of its latest edition. To compete in the Pub of the Year category a pub has to have unanimous enthusiasm from all readers on all aspects of its business.  Pub of the Year 2018 is awarded to the Kings Head in Bledington, Gloucestershire with its lively, friendly bar, excellent drinks selection, first class food and lovely bedrooms.

Fiona Stapley, editor of the Guide comments:  “Good pubs are run by naturally hospitable people who provide an equally warm welcome to regulars and visitors – everyone can feel at home and valued.   We feel we belong, we matter and for a while the cares and clutter of daily life can be left behind – and this makes us happy.”

All The Winners:

PUB OF THE YEARKings Head, Bledington, Chipping Norton, Oxon

Licensees: Nicola and Archie Orr-Ewing:  (01608) 658365:  www.kingsheadinn.net

DINING PUB OF THE YEARStagg, Titbury, Kington, Herefordshire

Licensees  : Steve & Nicola Reynolds:  (01544) 230221 :  www.thestagg.co.uk

NEW PUB OF THE YEAREbrington Arms,  Ebrington, Chipping Campden, Glos

Licensees : Claire & Jim Alexander :  (01386) 593223  :   www.theebringtonarms.co.uk

OWN BREW PUB OF THE YEAR:  Church Inn, Upper Mill, Oldham, Lancashire

Licensee: Christine Taylor : (01457) 820902 :  www.churchinnsaddleworth.co.uk

BEER PUB OF THE YEAR :  Fat Cat, Norwich, Norfolk

Licensee: Colin Keatley : (01603) 624364 :  www.fatcatpub.co.uk

WHISKY PUB OF THE YEAR:  Bon Accord, Glasgow

Licensee:  Paul McDonagh :  (0141) 248 4427 :  www.bonaccordweb.co.uk

WINE PUB OF THE YEAR:  Woods, Dulverton, Somerset

Licensee:  Patrick Groves  :  (01398) 324007  :  www.woodsdulverton.co.uk 

UNSPOILT PUB OF THE YEAR:  Harrow, Steep, Petersfield, Hants

Licensee: Claire and Denise McCutcheon : (01730) 262685 :  www.harrow-inn.co.uk

TOWN PUB OF THE YEARWykeham Arms, Winchester, Hants

Licensee: Jon Howard  :  (01962) 853834 :   www.wykehamarmswinchester.co.uk

COUNTRY PUB OF THE YEAR: Brace of Pheasants, Plush, Dorchester, Dorset

Licensees: Phil and Carol Bennett :  (01300) 348357 :  www.braceofpheasants.co.uk

INN OF THE YEARLord Crewe Arms,  Blanchland, Northumbria

Licensee: Tommy Mark  :  (01434) 675469 :   www.lordcrewearmsblanchland.co.uk

VALUE PUB OF THE YEARDrake Manor, Buckland Monochorum, Yelverton, Devon

Licensee: Mandy Robinson  :  (01822) 853892 :  www.drakemanorinn.co.uk

LICENSEES OF THE YEAR: Rob & Liz Alcock of Longs Arms, South Wraxall, Wilts

(01225) 864450 :  www.thelongsarms.com

BREWERY OF THE YEARPurity Brewing Co, Great Alne, Alcester, Warwickshire

(01789) 488007 :  www.puritybrewing.com 

PUB GROUP OF THE YEARIndividual Inns, Skipton, North Yorks

(01282) 139989 : www.individualinns.co.uk/