Pub of the Year named29th August, 2013 by Andy Young
The Good Pub Guide, known as a “bible for pub goers”, has published the 2014 edition, which names its Pub of the Year.
The Oilve Branch in Clipsham, Rutland has won the award as the 2014 Pub of the Year. The guide describes the pub as a “first class all-rounder”, adding that it is “the ultimate pub experience.”
The pub is run by friends Sean Hope and Ben Jones, with Jones saying after receiving the award: “We just want to serve good food and drink in a relaxed atmosphere, but to be recognised for something we enjoy doing is great.”
Guide editor Fiona Stapley said: “This year, as so often before, we have found that poor service is the number one reason for writing off a pub.
“You can’t beat a meal out at a great food pub. Increasingly we are seeing imaginative meals from creative chefs produced at prices customers feel are fair for the quality.”
The Good Pub Guide also names the landlord of the year, town pub of the year and country pub of the year, among several other awards.
Click through the following pages to find out more about which pubs have won which awards.