PUB OF THE YEAR
Judges: Robert Gunn and Andrew Hyde Sponsored by: G + G Gallo
Highly Commended: The Hoop, Stock Highly Commended: The Fox & Hounds, Ramsden Heath
Winner: The White Hart, Moreton
What the judges said:
The White Hart has become the centre of the local community. The cosy, beautifully decorated 40-cover restaurant, 22-cover function room and garden terrace are now attracting visitors from far and wide. There are regular events including monthly ladies’ nights, where villagers from 18 to 80 gather for a drink, a bite to eat and, most importantly, a good chinwag! There is also a quarterly Gentlemen’s Evening, based around a sit-down meal. They work in close cooperation with farmers, the local shoot, the football club with 14 teams and run a range of charity events that include everything from Morris dancing to the traditional Boxing Day Tug of War over the local river.
What the winner said:
You would not believe that we have only been going for the last 16 months. I am still so shocked from when they called our name. It will completely put us on the map.