17 Nov Port Gaverne in Final Three for Gastropub Best Newcomer
We’ve just found out we’ve been shortlisted for Best Newcomer in the prestigious Top 50 Gastropub Awards, hot on the heels of being named ‘Best Food Pub in the South West’ at The Great British Pub Awards. Which means Head Chef James Lean will be winging his way up to Hertfordshire for the ceremony early next year. It’s a well-earned recognition of his flair and integrity in the kitchen, not to mention the stupidly long hours he and all the team here, front and back of house, have put in to the project with us since we started in May 2014.
The Top 50 Gastropubs Awards is the big one for outfits like ours. It’s voted for by our peers – so there’s nowhere to hide! It’s also been won by some of the UK’s best chefs…
Tom Kerridge to present the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2016.
The two Michelin-starred chef will host the ceremony on Monday, 25 January at Anglian Country Inns’ Hermitage Road Bar & Kitchen in Hitchin, Hertfordshire.
Kerridge and wife Beth run the Hand & Flowers in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, which has taken the number one spot in the Top 50 list for 2012, 13 & 14.
The pub now been retired to the Top 50 ‘Hall of Fame’
“It’s an honour and really exciting to be presenting the Estrella Damm Top 50 Gastropub Awards 2016. To be able to name the 50 best gastropubs in the UK for the second year in a row is something really special. These awards are about recognising the great and hard work of pub chefs and the strength of great British pub food. I’m proud to be a part of it again and i can’t wait to see who will take the number one spot next year.”