Affectionately known as the ‘Pub Oscars’, The Great British Pub Awards celebrate the best pubs across the nation.
Taking place at a glitzy awards ceremony in London, Ed Bedington, editor of The Morning Advertiser, which organises awards, said: “These pubs represent the best in the business, and it’s a real honour for us to be able to celebrate with all our winners and finalists in this year’s competition.”
Phil Harris, general manager of The King’s Head Inn said: “It was a brilliant evening and great to be up there as being one of the best pubs in the country. As a family man myself, I’m so proud that the work we have done to be as welcoming and accessible to families of all ages has been recognised in this way and has put us on the map as a great place for families to eat, drink, sleep and explore from.”
Also up for two award nominations in the Best Inn and Best Freehouse category was sister pub with rooms The Bamburgh Castle Inn in Seahouses, Northumberland.
General manager of The Bamburgh Castle Inn Simon Lumsden said: “Reaching the finals is absolutely fantastic. It’s a real pat on the back to know we are one of the best inns and freehouses in the country and were the only Northumberland pub to reach the finals. We are delighted for our sister inn, too, The King’s Head Inn for their achievements in the Best for Families category.
“Getting this recognition on a national platform is very rewarding. It reflects a lot of hard effort and dedication by the whole team of staff back home at Seahouses and Newton under Roseberry, from our housekeepers to our kitchen and front of house teams. I’d like to say a big well done to everyone and we look forward to welcoming in customers to experience just why we’re among the best in the nation.”
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