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A night celebrating Hooky pubs at annual awards ceremony

Held at Towcester Racecourse on 9th May the annual awards ceremony recognises and celebrates the importance of tenants and pub staff within the Hook Norton Brewery estate and showcases what their pubs can uniquely offer. Pubs compete over a wide range of categories with winners and highly commended up for grabs.

Pub of the year 2016 went to The Bell Inn, Adderbury Dating back to 1783, The Bell is the friendly, welcoming hub of the village, which along with serving well kept ales hosts regular Folk music sessions and acoustic concerts which explains why it also picked up the Community Pub of the Year and the Beer Quality & Cellar Management Pub of the Year. These awards are testament to the hard work and dedication Chris and Sandra have put into The Bell since taking it over in June 2014.

Other awards included Best New Comer, which went to the Trumpet Inn, Evesham run by Stephen Richford and Katrina Edwards, Food Champion to The Angel, Burford, and for those looking to stay awhile The Star Inn, Sulgrave picked up Best Letting Accommodation.

The full list of winners is as follows:

Pub of the Year
Winner The Bell Inn, Adderbury
Highly Commended The Castle Inn, Edgehill

Marketing & Customer Service Pub of the Year
Winner Ye Olde Reinedeer Inn, Banbury

Food Champion
The Angel, Burford

Best Exterior
Winner Pear Tree Inn, Hook Norton
Highly Commended Roebuck Inn, Drayton

Best Newcomer
Winner The Trumpet Inn, Evesham
Highly Commended Cherington Arms, Cherington

Community Pub of the Year
Winner Bell Inn, Adderbury
Highly Commended Butchers Arms, Kings Sutton

Best Letting Accommodation
Winner The Star Inn, Sulgrave
Highly Commended The Sun Inn, Hook Norton

Beer Quality & Cellar Management Pub of the Year
Winner Bell Inn, Adderbury
High Commended Pear Tree Inn, Hook Norton

Pub Team Member of the Year
Winner Coach & Horses, Banbury Katherine Wildman