NEW PUB OF THE YEAR 2020
Every year we come across fantastic new pubs that range from simple taverns to first class dining pubs. Our Top Ten New Pubs this year are the Swan in Marbury (Cheshire), Boot in Repton (Derbyshire), Bull in Fairford and Fossebridge Inn at Fossebridge (both in Gloucestershire), Blacksmiths in Clayworth (Nottinghamshire), Litton in Litton (Somerset), Abingdon Arms in Beckley (Oxfordshire), Kings Head in Laxfield (Suffolk), Hollist Arms at Lodsworth (Sussex) and Arrow Mill at Arrow (Warickshire). The beautifully refurbished and friendly Swan in Marbury is our New Pub of the Year 2020.
LICENSEE OF THE YEAR 2020
Behind the best pubs in the country are the landladies and landlords that make them so. Our Top Ten Licensees of the Year are Philip and Lauren Davison of the Fox in Peasemore (Berkshire), Kathryn Horton of the Ostrich in Newland (Gloucestershire), Norman and Janet Whittall of the Three Horseshoes in Little Cowarne (Herefordshire), Tim Gray of the Yew Tree in Lower Wield (Hampshire), Glenn Williams of the Bell in Tillington (Hereforeshire), Paddy Groves of Woods in Dulverton (Somerset), Colin and Teresa Ombler of the Bell-on-Avon (Warwickshire), Rob and Liz Allcock of the Longs Arms in South Wraxall (Wiltshire), Nigel Stevens of the Wyvill Arms in Constable Burton (Yorkshire) and the Key family of the Nags Head in Usk (Wales). The cheerful, genuinely friendly and hard-working Nigel Stevens of the Wyvil Arms in Constable Burton is our Licensee of the Year 2020.
PUB OF THE YEAR 2020
To compete in the Pub of the Year category, a pub has to have unanimous enthusiasm from our readers on all aspects of its business – it has to be at the very top of its game. Our Top Ten Pubs are the Cock in Hemingford Grey (Cambridgeshire), Bell at Hordon-on-the-Hill (Essex), Kings Head in Bledington (Gloucestershire), Inn at Whitewell in Whitewell (Lancashire), Olive Branch in Clipsham (Leicestershire), Rose & Crown in Snettisham (Norfolk), Woods in Dulverton (Somerset), Horse Guards in Tillington (Sussex), Longs Arms in South Wraxall (Wiltshire) and Wyvill Arms in Constable Burton (Yorkshire). Every aspect of this lovely inn is first class – the Inn at Whitewell in Whitewell is our Pub of the Year 2020.